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Vinesh Phogat wins 50kg gold; Sakshi Malik bags bronze

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Vinesh Phogat defeated Canada's Jessica MacDonald in the 50 kg category to win India's first gold in the women's wrestling category at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. With this win, Vinesh became the first Indian woman to win two wrestling gold medals at the Games. She had also won gold in the 48 kg category in Glasgow four years ago.

Vinesh won the bout by technical superiority, winning 13 points in comparison to the three points won by MacDonald. Vinesh defeated Australia's Rupinder Kaur and Nigeria's Miesinnei Genesis to stay unbeaten in her weight division.

The 32-year-old MacDonald is a highly decorated wrestler who won the World Championships in 2012 and also won a bronze in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010. She is also a two-time bronze medalist at the Worlds.

Vinesh's last major tournament was the Rio Olympics, which ended with her sobbing in great pain after sustaining a knee injury while being pinned down by China's Sun Yan. She was eventually stretchered off, underwent surgery and was out of the public eye - barring the spotlight of the film Dangal, about her family - for the next few months.

Sakshi Malik adds CWG bronze to Olympic bronze

Sakshi Malik added a Commonwealth Games bronze to the bronze she won at the Rio Olympics after defeating New Zealand's Tayla Ford in the women's 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games. Malik outscored her opponent by one point, winning the match six points to five.

Malik had won silver in the previous edition in 2014 in Glasgow after losing to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in the final. Malik was India's biggest gold medal hope in the women's section but two losses against against Adeniyi and Canada's Michelle Fazzari ended her hopes of finishing top of the podium.

Ford got Malik down to a danger position and nearly pulled it off with few seconds left. Malik had to cling on for dear life in the last 20 seconds, and showed exceptional strength in preventing Ford from flipping her over. It was her good defence right at the end that helped Malik get her first major international medal since the 2016 Olympics.

Sumit Malik wins 125kg gold via walkover

Sumit Malik won gold the men's 125kg after receiving a walkover from Sinivie Boltic of Nigeria in the men's 125kg category. After Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware and Bajrang Punia won gold on the first two days of the wrestling competition, this was India's fourth gold in wrestling at this edition.

Malik stayed unbeaten throughout the tournament. defeating Cameroon's Claude Kouamen Mbianga, Canada's Korey Jarvis and Pakistan's Tayab Raza without any discomfort.

Malik hails from Karor in Haryana's Rohtak district and had won a silver at both the Asian and Commonwealth championships last year.

Somveer finishes with bronze

Somveer won a bronze in the men's 86kg category after prevailing over Alexander Moore of Canada. His win meant that all of India's wrestlers won a medal in Gold Coast with their combined tally standing at five golds, three silvers and four bronze medals.

Somveer missed out on the gold medal bout after losing to Pakistan's Muhammad Inam, who went on to win gold, which was Pakistan's first gold at this edition of the Games.