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Sakshi Malik wins maiden gold in CWG, beats Canada’s Godinez Gonzalez in 62 kg

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Sakshi Malik received gold medal for India on the Commonwealth Video games (CWG) 2022 in Birmingham on Friday (August 5). She defeated Canada’s Godinez Gonzalez within the Ladies’s 62 kg class ultimate. (CWG 2022: Bajrang Punia baggage India’s first gold medal in Wrestling, beats Canada’s Lachlan McNeil)

Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler. On the 2016 Summer time Olympics, She received the bronze medal within the 58 kg class, turning into the primary Indian feminine wrestler to win a medal on the Olympics. She is part of the JSW Sports activities Excellence Program, together with fellow feminine wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Malik had beforehand received the silver medal on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow, and the bronze medal on the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha. 

In line with her father, she was motivated to take up wrestling from seeing her grandfather Badlu Ram, who was additionally a wrestler. Malik’s first success as knowledgeable wrestler within the worldwide area got here in 2010 on the Junior World Championships the place she received the bronze medal within the 58 kg freestyle occasion. (Extra to comply with)


Properly accomplished Sakshi Malik, one other gold medal in wrestling, proud second pic.twitter.com/Y30Sf7Ie7V
— Sanjay Singh (@SanjayS55656442) August 5, 2022

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