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Sakshi Malik wins gold in 62 kg category at Commonwealth Wrestling Championship

Sakshi Malik defeated New Zealand’s Tayla Tuahine Ford by a score of 13-2 to win gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.

other sports Updated: Dec 17, 2017 22:21 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Sakshi Malik won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.(Getty Images)

Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Games, made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Sakshi defeated New Zealand’s Tayla Tuahine Ford by a score of 13-2 in the final of the 62kg women’s freestyle category to add another yellow metal for India.

Earlier in the day returning to international wrestling after more than three years, Sushil defeated New Zealand Akash Khullar’s via a pinfall in the final of the 74kg freestyle category to clinch the yellow metal.

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It was his first medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

It was double celebration for India as other wrestler in same category, Parveen Rana also won a bronze medal.

Sushil returned to competitive wrestling in November at the Senior Nationals in Indore where he won a gold medal amid controversy after getting three walkovers from his fellow wrestlers.

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 22:21 IST