Commonwealth Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malik Win Gold


Gold Coast: Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Malik claimed gold medals in their respective categories to increase India’s gold medal tally on Day 10 of the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Vinesh, who earlier defeated Rupinder Kaur of Australia in the 50kg freestyle to enter final, gave a superb performance to win 13-3 against Jessica Macdonald to take home gold medal.

Sumit Malik, who claimed the gold medal in 125kg category, took the top position after a walkover by Sinivie Boltic who failed to compete due to injury. Sumit gave India their 22nd gold in the men’s freestyle 125 kg after his opponent Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to an injury. He earlier defeated Pakistan’s Tayab Raza 10-4 in a dramatic bout.