Published On: Sat, Apr 14th, 2018

Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malim win CWG gold

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women’s 50 kilogram wrestling competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women’s 50 kilogram wrestling competition

She ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic (round robin) format.

Earlier, Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

Sumit won all his four bouts in the Nordic (round robin) format to emerge champion.

Korey Jarvis of Canada got the silver while Pakistan’s Tayab Raza took the bronze.

India got another medal when Somveer bagged bronze in the men’s 86kg division.

Somveer defeated Alexander Moore of Canada 7-3 in the play-off for the bronze medal.

Sumit had started his campaign with a victory over Cameroon’s Claude Mbianga who had to pull out of the bout due to an injury. Mbianga had picked up the injury during his previous bout against Jarvis.

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