India & Pakistan win big at Wrestling championship in SA

The 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships were held at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Johannesburg from 14 – 17 December. The international event hosted Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Great Britain, India, Pakistan, Wales, Australia, New Zealand.

India has scooped nine gold, seven silver and four bronze medals on the second day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal. Sushil beat South African favourite Johannes Petrus in the final of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship on Sunday.

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.

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

Another Olympic medalist, Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Games, also clinched a gold medal in the championships.

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.

It was double celebration for India as other wrestler in same category, Parveen Rana also won a bronze medal. The India Women Wrestling Team won medals in all 10 weight categories

Pakistani wrestlers secured six bronze medals in the highlight event this weekend

Source inputs: ANI

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