Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

Commonwealth Games: All 12 Indian wrestlers in Birmingham returned with medals. As many as 6 of them, including Olympic medalists Ravi Dahiya, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, won gold medals.

6 gold medals, Perfect 12: Indian fighters have fun at CWG 2022 (Reuters Photo)

STAND OUT

  • India won up to 12 medals in freestyle wrestling at CWG 2022
  • Sakshi, Bajrang, Ravi and Vinesh were among the 6 gold medalists
  • For the second consecutive CWG, all Indian wrestlers won medals.

India completed a perfect 12 in freestyle wrestling as the popular sport continued to contribute heavily to the country’s medal count at the Commonwealth Games. India ended their 2-day wrestling campaign in Birmingham with up to 6 gold medals as Indian wrestlers flaunted their skill, power and tactical nuance on the mats, cheered on by a strong Indian crowd.

CWG 2022, Medal Table

Notably, all 12 Indian wrestlers won medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and the wrestling team was able to repeat the feat. Whether wrestling will make a part of the 2026 Commonwealth Games remains to be seen, as host nation Victoria had excluded shooting and wrestling.

In Birmingham, the familiar names continued their dominant run, the youngsters thrust into the spotlight and the old guards successfully sought redemption.

INDIAN WRESTLING MEDALS AT CWG 2022

Vinesh Phogat – Gold – Women’s 53kg Freestyle

Sakshi Malik – Gold – Women’s 57kg

Bajrang Punia – Gold – Men’s 65 kg

Deepak Punia – Gold – Men’s 86 kg

Naveen – Gold – Men’s 74kg

Ravi Dahiya – Gold – Men’s 57kg

Anshu Malik – Silver – Women’s 57kg

Mohit Grewal – Bronze Men’s 125kg

Deepak Nehra – Bronze – Men’s 97 kg

Pooja Gehlot – Bronze – Women’s 50kg

Divya Kakran – Bronze – Women’s 68kg

Pooja Sihag – Bronze – Women’s 76kg

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