CWG 2022: Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya defeats Nigeria's Ebikewenimo Welson to clinch gold

Birmingham, UK Updated: Aug 06, 2022, 11:59 PM(IST)

Ravi Dahiya won gold in men's 57kg wrestling at CWG 2022. Photograph:( IANS )

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Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Dahiya defeated Ebikewenimo Welson of Nigeria to win the gold medal in men's 57kg wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Saturday.

Indian grappler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the gold medal in the Men's Freestyle 57kg category in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022. He defeated Ebikewenimo Welson of Nigeria at the Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B on Saturday.

Dahiya won India's tenth gold medal at the CWG 2022. Dahiya won the gold medal match on technical superiority with a 10-0 margin.

The match lasted two minutes and 16 seconds. The Indian wrestler was extremely dominant in the first period and did not let his opponent score.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist was at the top of his game in the final as he took 8-0 lead in the first period by pinning and rolling his opponent out of the ring.

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Earlier, Indian grappler Pooja Gehlot won the bronze medal in the Women's Freestyle 50 kg category. She defeated Christine Lemofack Letchidjio of Scotland at the Coventry Arena Wrestling Mat B on Saturday.

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