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Gold won by wrestler Bajrang Punia, 2 silver and 1 bronze follow in Wrestling

The grapplers of India had again made India proud. On day 9th of the Commonwealth Games, the wrestlers accumulated  a total of 4 medals with 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.

Pooja Dhanda and Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia delivered gold in the Men’s Freestyle 65kg category by defeating Kane Charig of Wales 10-0 in just over two minutes. Bajrang had stormed into the final of the men’s freestyle 65kg event with wins over New Zealand’s Brahm Richards, Nigeria’s Amas Daniel and Canada’s Vincent de Marinis. He won all the matches by technical superiority.

In the other gold medal fight, Pooja Dhanda won silver in the women’s

Mausam Khatri

57kg freestyle after losing her final match against Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Championship medalist Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria. Trailing 1-6, Dhanda almost turned the table in the last 30 second and won herself 4 points. But Odunayo was lucky to survive and won the match by 7-5.

In another gold medal fight of the day, Mausam Khatri lost 2-12 in 97kg Freestyle to Martin Erasmus of South Africa in a one-sided contest. Khatri lost to Erasmus in the 97kg freestyle final.

Teenaged wrestler

Divya Kakran

Divya Kakran debuted at this year’s Commonwealth Games with a bronze in the Women’s 68kg Freestyle event. In the bronze medal play-off, Divya outplayed Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh in only 36 seconds to win the bronze.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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