2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships: 10 Gold, Silver Medals For India on Day One
New Delhi: The Indian Greco Roman Style Wrestling Team participating at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in South Africa’s Johannesburg has done country proud by clinching ten gold and as many silver medals on the first day of the tournament, reports ANI.
The team that represented the nation at the championship won gold and silver Medals in all 10 weight categories. The male team that won gold medal included Haryana’s Rajender Kumar in 55 kg, Manish in 60 kg, while Naveen won gold in 130 kg. Besides that Prabhpal Singh won silver in 87 kg, while Sonu won in 130 kg.
The female wrestling bouts will be held today in all 10 weight categories, while free style in all 10 weight categories will take place on December 17.
A 60-member Indian wrestling team, including Sushil Kumar, reached Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships, on Friday. The event will last till December 17.
Sushil, winner of four gold medals and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Championship, is competing at an international event for the first time after three years.
“Delighted to represent my country once again in #CommonwealthChampionShip All set to bring laurels for my land. Need blessings and good wishes. #JaiHind,” Sushil wrote on his Twitter account.
Sushil, last month, bagged a gold medal at the National Championship in Indore following his return to the mat after three long years.
(With Agencies Inputs)