Commonwealth Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in Women's 50kg freestyle category

Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat celebrates with the tricolour after winning the 50kg gold. PTI

It was a successful day as star wrestler Sumit Malik and Vinesh Phogat clinched the gold medal, while Sakshi Malik and Somveer settled for bronze.

India's gold rush on day ten of the Commonwealth Games 2018 continued as Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Malik won their final bouts in respective categories on Saturday at Gold Coast.

Malik had won silver in the previous edition in 2014 in Glasgow after losing to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in the final.

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She ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic (round robin) format.

Somveer wins bronze 7-3 in 86kg freestyle to settle for the bronze medal after defeating Australia's Jayden Lawrence 7-0 for a victory by fall in repechage. In athletics, javelin throwers Vipin Kashana and Neeraj Chopra will be going for gold. Malik and Phogat will be India's biggest gold medal hopes as they look the strong wrestlers in their category of 62kg and 50kg respectively. After Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and Bajrang Punia won gold on the first two days of the wrestling competition, this was India's fourth gold in wrestling at this edition. So far, India have three gold, three silvers and two bronze medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Mary completely dominated O'Hara.

In the second round, Solanki put up a relentless show and landed many heavy blows on his opponent to tilt the verdict in his favour. Then comes the finals of men's 46-49 kg, men's 52 kg and 60 kg which will feature Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik.

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