Sakshi Malik wins gold medal in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, here's how Twitterati reacted

Sakshi Malik wins gold medal in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, here's how Twitterati reacted

Sakshi Malik did not let her opponent dominate as she won the bout by a huge margin of 13-2

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 –

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to her feat –

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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