CWG 2018 | Sumit secures Gold medal in Men's 125 kg category

Vinesh Phogat gave a superb performance to claim gold at CWG 2018

Gold Coast, April 14: Vinesh Phogat outclassed Jessica Macdonald from Canada to clinch the gold medal in the 50 kg Women's Freestyle Wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games 2018 here on Saturday. Soon after Sakshi added another medal to her resume, Twitter was full of praise for her.

2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medalist Sakshi Malik also won a bronze medal in the 62kg weight category. She had also won gold in the 48 kg category in Glasgow four years ago. She will try for bronze now. The heartbreak of missing the gold left her in tears during the medal ceremony. Sakshi endured losses in her first two bouts, before finally turning up a much improved performance in her bronze medal contest. Malik had to cling on for dear life in the last 20 seconds, and showed exceptional strength in preventing Ford from flipping her over. The second Indian gold from the mat on Saturday was claimed by Sumit Malik in the men's freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria's Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to an injury. Sumit had defeated Taib Raza of Pakistan 10-4 in the semis.

Earlier, on the 10th day of Commonwealth games, India got three more gold medals.

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Malik hails from Karor in Haryana's Rohtak district and had won a silver at both the Asian and Commonwealth championships previous year. The 32-year-old MacDonald, a highly decorated wrestler, who won the World Championships in 2012 and also won a bronze medal in the CWG in New Delhi in 2010.

Signing off India's wrestling campaign from the CWG was Sakshi's brother-in-law, Somveer, who defeated Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3 to win bronze in men's 86kg freestyle.

Mary Kom and Gaurav Solanki won two gold medals in boxing while Sanjeev Rajput claimed Gold in the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

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