Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik win gold, Anshu Malik bags silver and Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal win bronze
Birmingham: Indian wrestlers won six medals including 3 gold, 1 silver and two bronze on day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Bajrang Punia in Men’s Freestyle 65kg wrestling, Deepak Punia in Men’s Freestyle 86kg wrestling and Sakshi Malik in Women’s Freestyle 62kg wrestling won gold medals. Anshu Malik bagged silver in Women’s Freestyle 57kg wrestling, while Divya Kakran in Women’s Freestyle 68kg wrestling and Mohit Grewal in Men’s Freestyle 125kg wrestling won bronze medals.
Besides, Priyanka Goswami won the silver medal in race walking, and Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh and Dinesh Kumar, the players of the Lawn Bowl Men’s team, clinched the silver medal. Avinash Sable too won the silver medal in the Men’s 3000m Steeplechase event. Jasmine won a bronze medal in women’s 60 kg Boxing.
With this, India’s medal tally in CWG reached 26 with 9 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronze medals.
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated medal winners for their achievements, and tweeted their congratulatory messages to the winners.
President Murmu tweeted, “Historic gold medal won by Sakshi Malik in wrestling at #CommonwealthGames. She overcame stiff challenge and made Indians proud. You are a role model for our youth, especially girls. May you go from strength to strength. Heartiest congratulations!”
In another tweet, President said, “Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for winning second successive gold in wrestling at the #CommonwealthGames & creating history. Your consistency, dedication & excellence are inspirational for our youth. Your gold medals reflect the urge to be the best, the spirit of the new India.”
Congratulating Deepak President tweeted, “Congratulations to our young wrestler Deepak Punia for winning gold at #CommonwealthGames. Your confidence and positive approach were impressive to watch. You have brought great joy and glory to India”
The Prime Minister also congratulated the wrestlers for their brilliant performance. The PM tweeted; “Our athletes continue to make us proud at CWG Birmingham. Thrilled by the outstanding sporting performance of @SakshiMalik. I congratulate her for winning the prestigious Gold medal. She is a powerhouse of talent and is blessed with remarkable resilience…The talented @BajrangPunia is synonymous with consistency and excellence. He wins a Gold at the Birmingham CWG. Congratulations to him for the remarkable feat, his 3rd consecutive CWG medal. His spirit and confidence is inspiring. My best wishes always…Feeling proud of the spectacular sporting performance by our very own Deepak Punia! He is India’s pride and has given India many laurels. Every Indian is elated by his winning the Gold medal. Best wishes to him for all upcoming endeavours.”
– global bihari bureau