Vinesh Phogat completes hat-trick of CWG gold

Aug 06, 2022 10:44 pm

India's Vinesh Phogat completed a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games gold medals by winning the women's 53kg freestyle wrestling on Saturday. She beat Sri Lanka's Chamodya Keshani Maduravlage Don to finish on top of the podium as India continued their dominance in wrestling at the Birmingham Games. Vinesh had won gold in the previous two editions at Gold Coast (in 2018) and in Glassgow (in 2014).

Vinesh beat her Sri Lankan opponent in just 2 minutes and 24 seconds with a victory by fall. For the majority of those 2 mintues, Vinesh had her opponent pinned on the mat.

India’s medal tally stands at 40 with 13 Gold, 11 Silver and 16 Bronze.