CWG 2022: Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag, Deepak Nehra win bronze in wrestling


India's wrestling contingent ended their 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games campaign with all twelve wrestlers earning medals, as Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag and Deepak Nehra confirmed their bronze medals.

With six gold, one silver and five bronze, wrestling's CWG 2022 haul is equitable to the twelve earned in the 2018 Gold Coast games (five gold, three silver and four bronze).

In the women's 50kg, Pooja Gehlot made a confident start with a TSU (technical superiority) win over Scotland's Christelle Lemofack Letchidjio and then got a walkover from Cameron's Rebecca Ndolo Muambo to make the semifinal stage with ease.

However, she lost the last-four clash 6-9 to Canada's Madison Bianca Parks.

Later she won the bronze play-off against the Scottish player 12-2. Since only six wrestlers featured in this category, it was competed in Nordic style where all wrestlers, divided into two groups, competed once against each other.

Pooja Sihag (76kg) also grabbed a bronze by beating Australia's Naomi de Bruine by technical superiority.

In the last Indian bout in the competition, Deepak Nehra (97kg) outplayed Pakistan's Tayab Raza 10-2 in the bronze play-off as the country signed off from the wrestling competition with a high success rate.