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CWG Day 8: Medal rush in wrestling; men's fours lawn bowls team makes final

It was a spectacular day for India in wrestling as they won medals including three gold at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022

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Birmingham: India's Bajrang Punia competes against Canada's Lachlan McNeil in the final of the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 65kg category event, at the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Punia won the gold medal (PTI
Birmingham: India's Bajrang Punia competes against Canada's Lachlan McNeil in the final of the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 65kg category event, at the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG), in Birmingham, UK, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Punia won the gold medal (PTI

It was a spectacular day for India in wrestling as they won medals including three gold at the ongoing 2022.

So far, Indian athletes have won 26 medals-- nine golds, eight silvers and nine bronze-- at the 2022.

Bajrang Punia successfully defended his title and won his second successive gold medal in CWGs. While Deepak Punia bagged his maiden medal in and he got it done with gold under his kitty. Sakshi Malik also returned to her best and claimed gold to add more to India's tally.

Anshu Malik won the silver after losing the final bout, while Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal won the bronze medals in their respective categories.

India have now won six medals in wrestling on Friday - three golds, one silver and two bronze.

Men's Lawn Bowls Fours team assured a medal for India as they defeated England to reach the final. While India women's hockey team had to face a defeat in the semi-finals against Australia after a controversial decision from the referee followed by a below-par display by attackers in the penalty shootout.

Star Indian paddler Manika Batra's women's singles campaign came to an end in the 2022 after she lost the quarterfinals event.

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First Published: Sat, August 06 2022. 09:01 IST