Saturday night, Gehlot received an emotional post winning a bronze medal for the country and told AND ME“I apologize to my compatriots. I wished the National Anthem would be played here (in Birmingham)… But I will learn from my mistakes and work on them.”
Reacting to this development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet today, wrote: “Pooja, your medal calls for celebrations, not an apology. Your life’s journey motivates us, your success makes us happy. You are destined to great things ahead… .keep on shining!”
Pooja, your medal calls for celebrations, not an apology. Your life journey motivates us, your success makes us happy… https://t.co/tilX8zJFTT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1659841092000
India’s wrestling contingent finished their Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign with all twelve wrestlers winning medals, while Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag and Deepak Nehra confirmed their bronze medals.
With six golds, one silver and five bronzes, wrestling’s 2022 CWG haul is equal to the twelve won at the 2018 Gold Coast games (five golds, three silvers and four bronzes).
Indian wrestler Pooja Gehlot won bronze in the women’s 50kg at the Commonwealth Games. She defeated Christine Lemofack Letchidjio of Scotland at Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B on Saturday.
Pooja Gehlot won the bronze medal match 12-2 and won on the basis of technical superiority. The match lasted three minutes and forty-nine seconds. The Indian fighter took a 10-2 lead in the first period and the pressure was on her opponent. Gehlot was in good form in the match. She managed to fight back and held off her opponent to walk away with the bronze.
Motivated by its performance on Day 9, which resulted in the country garnering 14 medals, India on Day 10 of the ongoing Commonwealth Games is aiming to win a series of medals in various sporting events including cricket, boxing, table tennis and athletics. India has won 40 medals so far, including 13 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze.
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