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Wrestlers Sandeep Tomar, Ritu Phogat bag gold medals in Commonwealth championships

New Delhi: Rio Olympian Sandeep Tomar, Amit Dhankar and Satyawart Kadian on Saturday bagged gold medals in their respective men's freestyle categories at the Commonwealth Wrestling championships in Singapore.

Sandeep won the gold in men's 57kg freestyle by defeating Pakistan's Mohammad Bilal 6-0. Dhankar clinched the yellow metal in 70kg category.

File photo of Indian wrestler Sandeep Tomar. AFP

File photo of Indian wrestler Sandeep Tomar. AFP

Satyawart bagged the gold in 97kg as his opponent, Roubaljeet, pulled out of the event after suffering an injury in the final.

In female category, Ritu Phogat claimed the yellow metal after beating Priyanka in 48kg weight division.

Reshma Mane bagged the gold in 63kg, while Lalita and Pinki emerged on top of the podium in 55kg and 69kg respectively. In 75kg, Jyoti and Nikki settled for silver and bronze.

Manu and Somali finished on first and second positions in 58kg category.


Men's Freestyle - 57kg: Sandeep Tomar (Gold); 70kg: Amit Dhankhar (Gold), Vinod (Silver); 97kg: Satyawart (Gold), Roubaljeet (Silver).

Female Wrestling - 48kg: Ritu Phogat (Gold), Priyanka (Silver); 55kg: Lalita (Gold), Diyanshi (Silver); 58kg: Mannu (Gold), Somali (Silver); 60kg: Sarita (Silver), Manish (Bronze); 63kg: Reshma (Gold), Gargi (Silver); 69kg: Pinki (Gold), Kavita (Silver); 75kg: Jyoti (Silver), Nikki (Bronze).

Greco-Roman - 66kg: Manish (Gold), Ravinder (Silver); 75kg: Gurpreet (Gold), Dinesh (Silver); 80kg: Harpreet Singh (Gold), Ravinder Khatri (Silver); 85kg: Prabhpal (Gold), Yashpal (Silver); 130kg: Naveen (Gold), Manvir (Silver).

Published Date: Nov 05, 2016 19:56 PM | Updated Date: Nov 05, 2016 19:56 PM

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