Sakshi Malik bags gold at Commonwealth Games 2022

The wrestler won her third consecutive medal at Commonwealth Games.

Sakshi Malik of India won the Women’s Freestyle 62Kg competition on Friday at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. In the championship match, she defeated Canadian Ana Godinez Gonzalez. At the beginning of the second period, she charged Godinez Gonazalez and knocked her to the ground. Sakshi later defeated Godinez Gonazalez and subdued her to earn her maiden gold medal from the Commonwealth Games. second wrestling gold medal for India.

The 29-year-old used technical supremacy to defeat England’s Kelsey Barnes 10-0 in the quarterfinal and Berthe Emilienne Etane Ngolle of Cameroon 10-0 in the semi-final. In addition, Sakshi won three bronze medals at the Asian Championships—in 2015, 2018 and 2019—and won silver at the event held in her home city of New Delhi in 2017.


She has also won two medals in the Commonwealth Championships: gold in 2017 and bronze in 2013.