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CWG: Sakshi Malik hits the opposing wrestler in a minute after going 4-0 down

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India’s veteran wrestler and 2016 Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik has once again brought laurels to the country. He won the gold medal for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sakshi defeated Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada by pinfall in the women’s 62kg final. Sakshi had tears in her eyes while taking the medal after the victory. She started crying during the national anthem. By winning the gold medal, he gave a proud opportunity to the countrymen.


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Sakshi had tears in her eyes while receiving the medal.

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Sakshi had tears in her eyes while receiving the medal.

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This is Sakshi’s first gold and third overall at the Commonwealth Games. Prior to this, he had won a silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Sakshi had managed to win bronze in the Rio Olympics (2016). In the final, Sakshi showed a tremendous game and at one point Sakshi, who was behind by a lot of points, made a tremendous comeback and captured the gold. In the final, Sakshi was opposite Anna Godinez of Canada. A wrestling match is of six minutes. In the final, Godinez made a great start and slammed Sakshi twice. In the first one-and-a-half minutes, Godinez took a 4-0 lead. Even after this, the Canadian wrestler continued to attack continuously. In the third minute, Sakshi made a tremendous comeback and hit the Canadian wrestler and scored four points.

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In the third minute (2 minutes 15 seconds), the score was tied at 4-4. Sakshi did not stop there, after hitting Godinej, she tried a pinfall on him and kept him on the ground for 10 seconds. In this way Sakshi, after leveling 4-4, turned the match in the next one minute and won. The match was ended by Sakshi by victory by fall in 3 minutes 47 seconds. Sakshi defeated England’s Kelsey Barnes 10-0 by pinfall in the women’s 62kg category at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. This match was defeated by Sakshi by 1 minute 09 seconds. After this, in the semi-finals, Sakshi defeated Cameroon’s Berth Emilien Itane Angole on the basis of technical proficiency. Sakshi won this match in 1 minute 2 seconds. Sakshi won the gold medal after defeating Godinez of Canada in the final. India has so far won six medals in wrestling at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Apart from Deepak, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik also won gold medals. At the same time, Anshu Malik got silver and Divya Kakran-Mohit Grewal got bronze medal. This is Anshu’s first Commonwealth Games and she started with silver. At the same time, this is Divya’s second medal in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, Divya also won bronze in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. With six medals in wrestling, India’s total medal tally has gone up to 26. These include nine gold, eight silver and nine bronze medals. India is currently ranked fifth in the medal tally.

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India’s veteran wrestler and 2016 Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik has once again brought laurels to the country. He won the gold medal for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Sakshi defeated Anna Godinez Gonzalez of Canada by pinfall in the women’s 62kg final. Sakshi had tears in her eyes while taking the medal after the victory. She started crying during the national anthem. By winning the gold medal, he gave a proud opportunity to the countrymen.

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Sakshi had tears in her eyes while receiving the medal.

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Sakshi had tears in her eyes while receiving the medal.

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