Commonwealth Games: Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal in wrestling, her third medal of multi-nation competition

Image Source: Twitter Vinesh Phogat in action

Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in wrestling by defeating Chamodya Keshani Maduravalge Don of Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham on Saturday.

She beat her opponent in women’s 53kg freestyle wrestling with a 3-0 win record.

27-year-old Phogat created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. She also became the first Indian woman to win 3 consecutive gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Phogat’s medal table in Commonwealth Games is as follows:

  • 2014 Glasgow – Gold medal in 48kg category
  • 2018 Gold Coast – Gold medal in 50kg category
  • 2022 Birmingham – Gold medal in 53kg category

Phogat won the 5th medal in wrestling and 11th gold medal for India in the 2022 edition of the multi-nation competition.

Earlier, wrestler Ravi Dahiya won the gold medal in the 57 kg weight category.

So far Gold Medalists for India:

  • Mirabai Chanu (Women’s 46kg category) in Weightlifting
  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga in Weightlifting (Men’s 67kg)
  • Achinta Shuli in Weightlifting (Men’s 73kg category)
  • Bajrang Punia in Wrestling (Men’s 65kg category)
  • Deepak Punia in Wrestling (Men’s 86kg category)
  • Sakshi Malik in Wrestling (Women’s 63kg)
  • Lawn Bowl women’s team
  • men’s table tennis team
  • Sudhir in Para Powerlifting
  • Ravi Dahiya in Wrestling (Men’s 57kg category)
  • Vinesh Phogat in Wrestling (Women’s 53kg category)

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