Commonwealth Games 2022: Sakshi Malik Wins Gold in Women’s Wrestling

Highlights:

  • Star Indian wrestler, Sakshi Malik has won the gold medal in the Women’s Wrestling Freestyle 62Kg at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. 
  • She defeated Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada in the final.
  • The 29-year-old defeated England’s Kelsey Barnes 10-0 via technical superiority in the quarter-final and then beat Cameroon’s Berthe Emilienne Etane Ngolle 10-0 via technical superiority in the semi-final.
  • Fact File:
  • Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler. 
  • At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics.
  • Medals: Wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games - Women's 62 kg freestyle.