Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik won gold medals for India on the 8th day of Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In men’s freestyle wrestling, Bajrang Punia won the gold medal by defeating Lachlan McNeil of Canada 9-2 in the 65kg category, while Deepak Punia defeated Muhammad Inam of Pakistan 3-0 in the 86kg category to claim the gold medal.
Mohit Grewal won the bronze medal in the 125 kg freestyle wrestling by defeating Aaron Johnson of Jamaica. In the women’s freestyle category, Sakshi Malik won the gold medal by defeating Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the 62kg category. Anshu Malik had to settle for a silver medal after losing 3-7 to Folasade Adekuyoroye of Nigeria in the 57kg category. Divya Kakran won the bronze medal by defeating Tiger Lily Cocker Lemali of Tonga in the 68kg category.
India beat England 13-12 at Lawn Bowls to enter the men’s force final