CWG 2022: Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women’s freestyle 53kg wrestling | News about Commonwealth Games

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Vinesh won gold at the Commonwealth Games for the third time in a row

Indian grappler Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53 kg Nordic category in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games. She defeated Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don of Sri Lanka at Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B on Saturday. Phogat won the gold medal match 4-0 via Victory by fall. It took her two minutes and 24 seconds to win India’s second gold of the day at the CWG.

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Phogat was extremely dominant in the first period and did not let her opponent score. The Indian grappler took a 4-0 lead in the first period by pinning and rolling her opponent out of the ring.

Phogat was in good form in this match. In the final three minutes, she managed to hold her own and hold her opponent at bay to walk away with the gold medal. The Sri Lankan wrestler was no match for the Indian.

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Previously, Phogat got off to a winning start to her 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign with a win over Canadian Samantha Stewart in her 53 kg women’s freestyle – Nordic round category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday.

Phogat’s match lasted just 36 seconds. She won the match 2-0 via the fall. Stewart couldn’t even play in the mat for a minute, as she was quickly knocked over by the Indian.

Earlier in the day, Indian grappler Pooja Gehlot won the bronze medal in the Women’s Freestyle 50 kg category. She defeated Christine Lemofack Letchidjio of Scotland on Saturday at Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B.

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On the other hand, Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the gold medal in the Men’s 57kg Freestyle category in the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games.

He defeated Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson on Saturday at Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B. Dahiya won India’s tenth gold medal at the CWG 2022.

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