Vinesh Phogat wins India's 5th gold in wrestling
Birmingham: India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat Saturday bagged the gold in wrestling in women's freestyle 53kg Nordic in the Commonwealth Games beating Sri Lanka's Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don.
With this, Phogat has become the only Indian woman to win three consecutive golds in the games.
She is also the first Indian woman to win gold in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games.
In this category, the winner is decided by the Nordic system, wherein every competitor has to face other contestants in a round-robin system.
GOLD 🥇HATTRICK FOR VINESH 🥳🥳@Phogat_Vinesh has scripted history yet again, from being the 1️⃣st Indian woman 🤼♀️ to win GOLD at both CWG & Asian Games, to becoming the 1️⃣st Indian woman 🤼♀️ to bag 3 consecutive GOLD🥇at #CommonwealthGames 🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 6, 2022
🔹️GOLD by VICTORY BY FALL 💪
The wrestler with the most wins clinches the gold.
Vinesh won all three of her matches comfortably.
This was Vinesh's major comeback after she lost in the Tokyo Olympics where she was one of the top gold contenders.