Mumbai: Indian wrestler Deepak Punia defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam to bag a gold medal in the men’s freestyle 86 kg category at CWG 2022.
He defeated Muhammad Inam of Pakistan at the Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B on Friday.
DEEPAK HAS DONE IT 🔥🔥
3️⃣rd Back To Back GOLD 🥇for 🇮🇳
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 5, 2022
Punia won the gold medal match 3-0. Punia won India’s third wrestling gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The Indian wrestler took a 2-0 lead in the first period and in the last three minutes all the pressure was going on Punia’s opponent.
Punia was in good form in this match. In the final three minutes, he managed to hold his own and managed to keep his opponent away from the gold.
The Pakistani wrestler struggled to find a way through Punia’s strong defense and went home without scoring a point.
Earlier, star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold for India in men’s 65kg by winning the final against Canada’s Lachlan McNeil. Also Read: Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia Wins His 2nd Consecutive Gold Medal At CWG
Anshu Malik had to settle for the silver medal in the women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling after losing to Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye of Nigeria. Also Read: CWG 2022: Indian Wrestler Anshu Malik Clinches Silver In Women’s Freestyle 57Kg
Notably, wrestler Sakshi Malik won her first CWG gold medal after defeating Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the women’s freestyle 62 kg final at CWG 2022. Also Read: Wrestler Sakshi Malik Wins Her 1st CWG Gold Medal, India’s 8th At CWG 202
Overall, India have bagged nine gold medals at CWG 2022.