CWG 2018 India Wrestling: Indian wrestlers finished their campaign in CWG 2018 with two gold and two bronze medals on Saturday. Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Malik won the gold medals in the women’s 50kg and men’s 125kg while Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal in women’s 62kg. The other bronze medallist was Somveer who won the medal in 86kg. India won a medal in each category and finished at the top of the medals tally in wrestling. With five gold, three silver and four bronze, India took the first place amongst Commonwealth Games nations.
CWG 2018 Wrestling Highlights: India win 2 gold, 2 bronze
- 13:41 (IST)
Somveer wins bronze
In final bout for India at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, Somveer wins 7-3 to take home the bronze medal. Incredible effort to turn things around
- 13:17 (IST)
VINESH PHOGAT WINS GOLD!
VINESH PHOGAT WINS GOLD IN WOMEN'S 50KG FREESTYLE! She started slowly on the day but grew in confidence as the matches went on. A brutal showing in the final to down Jessica Macdonald. Turns around her heartbreak from Rio Olympics where she was stretchered off.
- 12:52 (IST)
SUMIT WINS GOLD!
SUMIT WINS GOLD MEDAL IN 125kg FREESTYLE! Another walkover for Sumit in the competition as Sinivie Boltic was injured earlier. Comes on for the formalities and the referee lifts his arm. Sumit goes on to fly the flag over his shoulders and takes in the applause.
- 12:45 (IST)
Sakshi Malik wins bronze
SAKSHI MALIK WINS BRONZE MEDAL! Sakshi with a tough 6-5 win over Tayla Ford of New Zealand. Not the most pleasing of performances from her at the CWG. She won't be best pleased with CWG more of a breeze for most Indian wrestlers.
- 07:43 (IST)
Somveer through to bronze medal match
Somveer downs his Australian opponent Jayden Lawrence 7-0 for a victory by fall in the 86kg freestyle repechage. He is through to the bronze medal match
- 07:18 (IST)
Sakshi Malik loses
Needing a win to make it to the gold medal match, Sakshi Malik goes down to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria. What an extremely nervous bout for Sakshi. Trailed by a slender one point at 3-4 before Adeniyi came back to bag another two points. Wins 6-3 and ends Sakshi's hopes of improving on last time's silver. Would have to be happy with a bronze at best now
- 06:55 (IST)
Sumit wins as Cameroon no show
Sumit in men's 125kg wins after Cameroon's Claude KOUAMEN MBIANGA does not show up. India have begun well so far in the competition. Somveer next up
- 06:53 (IST)
VINESH PHOGAT WINS
Vinesh Phogat with her first win and it is a hard fought one! She holds off Nigeria's Miesinnei GENESIS 6-5 at the end of the six minutes. Win to start with
- 06:50 (IST)
FAZZARI BEATS SAKSHI!
That is the end! Fazzari with a last second takedown over Sakshi Malik and she has a 10-8 win. India challenge but that is clear two to Canada. Final score 11-8
- 06:32 (IST)
CWG 2018 Wrestling
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the wrestling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Somveer and Sumit are the four wrestlers in action for India. Sakshi and Vinesh are very strong contenders for a gold medal here
So far, India have won eight medals in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. On the first day, Rahul Aware and Sushil Kumar brought home gold medals while Babita Phogat won a silver medal. Kiran won a bronze medal on day one. On day two of the competition, India won one gold, two silver medals and one bronze medal. Bajrang Punia was the only gold medallist from India. The two silver medallist from India were Pooja Dhanda and Mausam Khatri after they had contrasting loss in the finals. Divya Kakran was the sole bronze medallist. Four more wrestlers go to action on the penultimate day. Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Malik will compete in women's freestyle while Somveer and Sumit will compete in the men's freestyle.