India's Bajrang Punia clinches gold in men's 65kg wrestling, completes hat-trick of Commonwealth Games medals
The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist beat Lachlan McNeil of Canada in the final (9-2) to finish on the podium and continue India's dominance in wrestling at CWG. This was Bajrang's third Commonwealt Games medal in as many events. He had won silver in his maiden CWG in 2014 and then bettered the colour four years ago in Gold Cost by winning a gold.
Commonwealth Games 2022 Live Day 8: After wrestling medal rush, Hima Das, India women's hockey team take centre stage
CWG 2022 Live Day 8: Bajrang Punia has won his second consecutive Commonwealth Games gold. Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia then made it three gold medals for India in wrestling before which Anshu Malik had won silver. Divya Kakran won bronze to make it five wrestling medals for India. The Indian women's hockey team face Australia in the semi-finals.
CWG 2022: Wrestler Bajrang Punia qualifies for quarterfinal in 65 kg category with dominant win
Bajrang Punia was extremely dominant in his match and scored a 5-0 win in a bout that lasted for just one minute and 47 seconds. He scored the win via fall. In the quarterfinal, Punia will take on Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius later today.