Ravi Kumar Dahiya And Vinesh Phogat Make It 5 Wrestling Golds For India At CWG 2022

Ravi Kumar Dahiya And Vinesh Phogat Make It 5 Wrestling Golds For India At CWG 2022

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya gained the gold medal in males’s 57kg ultimate in CWG 2022© AFP

It is one more hat-trick of gold medals within the sport of wrestling for India as Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Vinesh Phogat and Naveen gained the yellow steel of their respective classes. Their efforts come a day after the trio of Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia gained gold medals on Friday. The full tally of golds from wrestling now stand at 6, essentially the most from any single self-discipline at CWG 2022 for India.

Wrestler Ravi Dahiya gained his first main gold medal as he beat Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson within the ultimate of the lads’s 57kg ultimate by technical superiority on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham. His gold was adopted by that of Vinesh Phogat who gained all three of her matches within the ladies’s 54kg class, to clinch the yellow steel. The winner within the class was determined by the Nordic system, whereby all rivals play in opposition to one another in a spherical robin system, with the wrestler with most wins getting the gold. Vinesh gained all three of her matches with relative ease.

This was Vinesh’s third gold medal within the Commonwealth Video games. She additionally has a World Championships bronze and a gold and bronze on the Asian Video games. It is a huge comeback for Vinesh who suffered a significant meltdown on the Tokyo Olympics the place she was one of many prime contenders for the gold medal.

Naveen was equally good as he beat Pakistan’s Muhammad Sharif Tahir 9-0 within the ultimate to finish a improbable marketing campaign within the males’s 74kg class.

Earlier, it was Pooja Gehlot, who began India’s medal rush in wrestling on Saturday as she clinched the bronze medal within the ladies’s 50kg class. Pooja Sihag additionally gained a bronze medal within the ladies’s 76kg class.

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kaumar Dahiya was too good for his discipline. He gained each his bouts — in opposition to Suraj Singh of New Zealand and Pakistan’s Asad Ali — by technical superiority and did the identical within the ultimate as nicely.

Ravi is a World Championships bronze medallist from 2019. He has additionally gained three gold medals at Asian Championships.


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