Wrestling : Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik bags in gold medals, Anshu Malik grabs Silver : CWG

Aug 05, 2022 10:55 pm

Bajrang Punia has won his second consecutive Commonwealth Games gold by winning the 65kg final. Meanwhile Anshu Malik lost the women's 57kg final and settled for silver. Sakshi Malik (62kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) all reaching finals in their respective weight classes. Meanwhile Divya Kakran (68kg) and Mohit Grewal (125kg) have a shot at winning the bronze medal. Sprint star Hima Das will feature in the Women's 200m semifinal. India's badminton, table tennis and squash units also look for success in both singles and doubles events. The spotlight later in the day will be on the women's hockey team, which will take on Australia in the semi-final round. The Savita Punia-led side qualified for the last-four tie with a 3-2 win over Canada in a must-win Pool match. In badminton, Kidambi Srikanth won his opening match and Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu will look to do the same. Sharath Kamal won his round of 32 men's singles match and will be playing his round of 16 clash later in the day.

India’s medal tally rises to 23 with 8 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 bronze.