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CWG 2022: Bajrang Punia and Co. win six medals on Day 8, Twitter reacts

Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian Wrestlers win six medals.
Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian Wrestlers win six medals.

Indian wrestlers put up an exceptional performance to win six medals, including three golds, one silver and one bronze medal on the eighth day of the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG 2022) in Birmingham on Friday (August 5).

Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia swept gold medals, while Anshu Malik bagged silver, Divya Kakran and Mohit Grewal clinched bronze medals respectively.

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal to defend his title at the ongoing CWG 2022 in Birmingham on August 5. The Indian grappler displayed a superlative performance to defeat Canada's Lachlan McNeil in the men's 65kg category final.

The 28-year-old put up a sublime performance throughout the competition, having conceded just two points in four matches overall. Bajrang won the first two matches (Round of 16 and Quarter-finals) victories by fall. He then came in and easily won the semi-final bout with by technical superiority.

Sakshi Malik, on the other hand, pulled off a come from behind squeaker to win the gold medal, her first gold and third overall medal at the CWG.

Malik, who was up against Canada's Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez, initially trailed 4-0 at the end of the first round. However, she did turn the corner in the second round to clinch a victory by fall.

Deepak Punia clinched India's third gold medal in wrestling and ninth gold overall at CWG 2022. He defeated two-time Commonwealth Games champion Pakistan's Muhammed Inam in a toe-to-toe contest in the men's 86kg match.

Meanwhile, Anshu Malik had to settle for silver. The youngster was trailing Adekuoroye 4-0 at the break. The Indian came attacking in the second half in an attempt to cover up the points deficit. Unfortunately, she fell short of time as Adekuoroye bagged her third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, Divya Kakran bagged a bronze medal through repechage in the women's 68kg clash.

Mohit Grewal, on the other hand, won a bronze medal (125kg) after pinning down the Jamaican opponent in a bronze medal bout. Wrestlers have bagged six out of six medals up for grabs on the eighth day for India in wrestling.


CWG 2022: Twitter reacts to Indian Wrestlers medal rush

Converting the ones into twos, but in Wrestling for Gold! ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‡#WhistleForIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #CWG2022 @BajrangPunia https://t.co/DYsQWgfmaH
โ€œI wasnโ€™t performing as well as I wanted to, but iโ€™m getting there slowly and improving my performances. I donโ€™t look at the opponents, my job is to focus on myself and do my best.โ€Bajrang Punia, that was special. The champ with his gold ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ#CWG2022 #Wrestling https://t.co/qjwVRe4Qtv
This Moment! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #Wrestling #CWG2022 https://t.co/G5gkUsRrkL
Deepak Punia makes it a Hat-trick of Gold medals in Wrestling for @WeAreTeamIndia ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Phenomenal stuff ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ #CWG2022India https://t.co/468qfOG0wA
Tears rolling out as our national anthem is played, such a proud moment for our country๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป#CWG22 #CommonwealthGames22 #india #wrestling https://t.co/1nJQ2op85E
@anandmahindra It canโ€™t get better than this Deepak Punia๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ defeats 2018 gold medalist Pakistani ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐwrestler Inam by 3-0.India India India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ chants in venue !!3rd gold ๐Ÿฅ‡today in wrestg9th Gold medal for Bharat ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ#DeepakPunia #Wrestling #CommonwealthGames22 https://t.co/StLwU6sdKN
Gold for Bajrang Punia.Gold for Sakshi Malik.Gold for Deepak Punia.Three gold medals for India in the last one hour in Commonwealth Games 2022.
Loved this ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ moment in the fight, it was as if both knew what was coming and indeed it did โ€“ a takedown. Utter dominance from Bajrang Punia as he wins a CWG gold for the second time in a row. What a champion! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ#CWG2022 #Wrestling https://t.co/71R5lQ9U1n
๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’™The stars of Indian wrestling are shining the brightest at #CWG2022 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโœจ#B2022 #TitansOfTheGames #TeamIndia https://t.co/fOGoNzQwEn
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณDeepak Punia wins #GoldMedal for India in 86kg group at #CommonwealthGames22 ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿคผ soooo proud of you hero, thank you for making us proud๐Ÿฅน#Birmingham2022 #wrestling #CWG22 #TeamIndia #India #DeepakPunia #GOLD #goldmedalmatch https://t.co/RS5PQTL8To
THIS IS WHAT ANSHU HAD TO SAY AFTER ๐Ÿฅˆ"I gave my all on the mat. The elbow injury I had before coming here meant I could not work enough on my upper body strength. Had I got one more month, the result of the bout would have been different," says @OLyAnshu.#CWG2022India
Media duties on pause because #B2022 silver medallist Anshu Malik wants to watch "Sakshi didi" clinch gold for #TeamIndia ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ#EkIndiaTeamIndia | @birminghamcg22 https://t.co/tJAXUcErLl
ANSHU MALIK WINS ๐ŸฅˆWorld Championships ๐ŸฅˆAnshu Malik lost her Final bout in Women's 57kg to 2-time Champion Odunayo Adekuoroye๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ and settles for ๐ŸฅˆNonetheless, it's a great tournament for dubutant 21 y/o Anshu who won her previous 2 bouts in tech superiority. https://t.co/grEkdeDfPZ

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