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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins CWG gold

Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 50 kg wrestling Nordic bout at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 50 kg wrestling Nordic bout at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Vinesh Phogat ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic (round robin) format.

India’s Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women’s 50 kilogram wrestling competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Gold Coast on Saturday.

She ended at the top of the standings at the end of the Nordic (round robin) format.

Vinesh defeated Miesinnei Genesis of Nigeria, Rupinder Kaur of Australia and Canada’s Jessica MacDonald.

Sakshi Malik took the bronze medal in the women’s 62kg category.

She defeated Cameroon’s Berthe Emillene in her first match before losing to Michelle Fazzari of Canada.

Another loss to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria ended her chances of winning the gold medal.

A hard earned 6-5 win over New Zealand’s Tayla Ford saw her finish with the bronze.

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