CWG 2022: India secures 6 medals including 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze on day 8

CWG 2022: India secures 6 medals including 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze on day 8

Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Sakshi Malik win gold, Anshu Malik bags silver and Divya Kakran & Mohit Grewal win bronze.

Indian wrestling contingent performed exceptionally, winning six medals which included 3 gold, 1 silver and two bronze on day 8 of Commonwealth Games 2022. Bajrang Punia in Men’s Freestyle 65kg wrestling, Deepak Punia in Men’s Freestyle 86kg wrestling and Sakshi Malik in Women’s Freestyle 62kg wrestling have won gold medals. Anshu Malik bagged silver in Women’s Freestyle 57kg wrestling, while Divya Kakran in Women’s Freestyle 68kg wrestling and Mohit Grewal in Men’s Freestyle 125kg wrestling won bronze medals. India’s medal tally reaches 26 with 9 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronze medals. President Smt. Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Union Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and Indians from all corners of the country congratulated medal winners for their achievements.

President Smt. Droupadi Murmu congratulated the wrestling contingent for winning medals. President tweeted, “Historic gold medal won by Sakshi Malik in wrestling at #CommonwealthGames. She overcame the stiff challenges and made Indians proud.  You are a role model for our youth, especially girls. May you go from strength to strength. Heartiest congratulations!”

In another tweet President said, “Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for winning second successive gold in wrestling at the #CommonwealthGames & creating history. Your consistency, dedication & excellence are inspirational for our youth. Your gold medals reflect the urge to be the best, the spirit of the new India.”

Congratulating Deepak President tweeted, “Congratulations to our young wrestler Deepak Punia for winning gold at #CommonwealthGames. Your confidence and positive approach were impressive to watch. You have brought great joy and glory to India”

Wishing Anshu President tweeted, “Congratulations to Anshu Malik for winning silver in wrestling at the #CommonwealthGames. You have proved your mettle as one of the best international wrestlers. My best wishes for all your future endeavours.”

Congratulating Divya President said in a tweet, “Congratulations to Divya Kakran for winning bronze in wrestling at #CommonwealthGames. Your sure-footedness and swiftness led to a delightful victory for India. Our young wrestlers like you are full of promise for the future of Indian sports”

President tweeted, “Another talented young wrestler Mohit Grewal does India proud, winning the bronze medal at #CommonwealthGames. You have overcome many challenges to reach where you are. The nation looks forward to you for bringing many more laurels.”

The CWG 2022 is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from 28th July till 08th August 2022. A total of 215 athletes, participating in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines, will represent India in the CWG 2022.

OV Digital Desk