Sakshi Malik won the gold medal in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2017 by beating New Zealand’s Tayla Tuahine Ford in the 62kg category. Malik won the match comprehensively as she outclassed her opponent in the bout by 13-2. The Rio Olympic bronze medallist wrestler emulated Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar who won the gold medal on international comeback earlier on December 17.
Here’s what Sakshi tweeted after bagging the gold medal –
Got gold in commonwealth championship South Africa pic.twitter.com/LNTox9PF2F
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) December 17, 2017
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to her feat –
— Esha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) December 17, 2017
Congratulations to u @SakshiMalik
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 17, 2017
GREAT NEWS : Wrestlers @PhogatRitu @Phogat_Vinesh @geeta_phogat and @SakshiMalik claim Gold, while @sangeeta_phogat wins silver in their respective categories. #Commonwealth</a
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) December 17, 2017
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) December 17, 2017
We really proud on you @SakshiMalik for giving us gold in Commonwealth games in south africa.
— Yogesh Rajput (@yogeshrana5120) December 17, 2017
एक बार फिर से भारत को गौरवान्वित करने के लिए आपको सम्पूर्ण भारतवासियों की ओर से हार्दिक बधाई।
— Sushil Yadav (@sushil_sky007) December 17, 2017
— Sushrita Rath (@sushsalva) December 17, 2017
Congrats Sushil Kumar & Sakshi Malik for winning gold at Commonwealth Wrestling.
Once again Women of India has made us proud.
— Pradeep Kumar INDIAN (@PradeepINDIAN0) December 17, 2017
— sachin singla (@sachinsingla16) December 17, 2017
Earlier Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men’s 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.
Sushil gave his opponent virtually no chance in the title clash, carving out an easy 6-0 victory. The double Olympic medallist thus clinched his fifth title at the Commonwealth level.
Emerging Indian star Parveen Rana got the bronze in the 74kg category, beating Johannes Petrus Botha of South Africa in the play-off for the third place.
Sushil started his campaign with an easy 8-0 win over Botha. In the second round, Sushil overpowered Jasmit Singh Phulka of Canada 9-1 before defeating Rana 5-4 in a thrilling contest.
(With inputs from IANS)