CWG 2022: Hat-trick of GOLD for Vinesh Phogat, beats SL’s Chamodya Keshani

India’s Vinesh Phogat defeated Chamodya Keshani of Sri Lanka in the 53 kg Women’s freestyle Wrestling final on Saturday (August 6). Indian wrestlers Pooja Gehlot (50 kg), Vinesh Phogat (53 kg), Anshu Malik (57 kg), Sakshi Malik (62 kg), Divya Kakran (68 kg) and Pooja Dhanda (76 kg) were selected for the Women’s Wrestling team. (Ravi Kumar Dahiya beat Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson in the final)

Vinesh won all three of her matches in the 54 kg Women’s freestyle wrestling and the winner was decided by the Nordic system. A system where all competitors play with each other in round robin system and wrestler with most wins gets the gold. Vinesh was impressive and comfortable in all her 3 matches.

Vinesh Phogat became the 2nd Indian wrestler after Sushil Kumar to win 3 successive GOLD medals at Commonwealth Games

It was India’s 11th Gold at the CWG Birmingham after Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s 10th, for which he defeated Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson in the final.

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