Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 8 Highlights The 8th day of the Commonwealth Games was in the name of wrestling for India. On this day, India took its medal tally to 26 by winning 6 medals. On the 8th day, Bajrang Deepak and Sakshi won the gold for India.
The 8th day of the Commonwealth Games was very special for India. India won 6 medals, out of which 3 gold medals, one silver and 2 bronze medals are included. The special thing is that India got all these medals in wrestling. The medal was initiated by India’s female wrestler Anshu Malik, who ensured India’s first silver medal.
Anshu won her first Commonwealth Games medal
Anshu Malik was playing her first Commonwealth Games and she finished the podium with a great performance. However, he had to be content with the silver medal. In the final match, she was defeated by Nigerian player Odunayo Edikoroyo 7-4.
Bajrang, Deepak and Sakshi won gold
In wrestling, India won 3 gold medals on the 8th day. Bajrang Poonia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Poonia won the gold medal for India. Bajrang won the gold medal by pinning down Canadian wrestler Laklan McNeil in the 65 kg weight category. He defeated his opponent 9-2.
India’s Sakshi Malik defeated Ana Godinez of Canada in the 62 kg weight category to win the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.