Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat bags Gold in 50 kg freestyle wrestling

Gold Coast: India’s Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women’s 550-kilogram wrestling competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday. She ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic (round robin) format. Vinesh defeated Miesinnei Genesis of Nigeria, Rupinder Kaur of Australia and Canada’s Jessica MacDonald.

Sakshi Malik took the bronze medal in the women’s 62kg category. She defeated Cameroon’s Berthe Emillene in her first match before losing to Michelle Fazzari of Canada.

Another loss to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria ended her chances of winning the gold medal. A hard earned 6-5 win over New Zealand’s Tayla Ford saw her finish with the bronze.

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