cwg 2022: 12 out of 12 medals, however WFI unsatisfied with CWG display, to check efficiency

The nationwide federation isn’t happy that 4 Indian girls wrestlers may no longer make the most of a vulnerable box on the recently-concluded Commonwealth Video games and overlooked out on gold medals.

All 12 Indian wrestlers gained medals on the Video games, returning with six gold, a silver and 5 bronze.

From amongst girls, best Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik gained gold whilst Anshu Malik, who was once additionally a gold medal favourite, returned with silver in 57kg class.

Pooja Gehlot (50kg), Divya Kakran (68kg) and Pooja Sihag (76kg) settled for bronze in spite of a skinny and vulnerable box.

Within the 50kg class, best six wrestlers competed. Pooja misplaced her bout to Canada’s Madison Bianca Parks earlier than successful the bronze play-off.

The 76kg class had 8 wrestlers whilst the 68kg magnificence featured 9 wrestlers, the place minnows like Bangladesh, Mauritius, Cameroon, Tonga and New Zealand had been a part of the sector.

The one worthy competitor for Divya was once Nigeria’s Blessing Oborududu, the Tokyo Olympics silver medalist.

Divya may rarely pose a problem to her, failing to attain a unmarried level and later overpowered deficient Blandine Nyeh Ngiri from Cameroon to say a bronze.

Curiously, Divya has been challenging ‘recognize and improve’ from the Delhi executive, regardless that she started to constitute Uttar Pradesh from 2018 onwards.

Alternatively, the largest sadness for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is that proficient Anshu Malik may no longer win gold in 57kg.

Anshu had a excellent ultimate opponent in African champion Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye, who’s seven years older than the Nidani girl.

“It was once no longer a perfect display via our girls wrestlers. If you happen to aren’t successful this sort of vulnerable box, what it displays to your efficiency,” stated one respectable of the WFI.

“We’re going to sit down with the wrestlers and assessment the efficiency. Anshu may no longer even release a right kind assault towards a far older opponent. Wrestlers should take into consideration it.

“India is indubitably a powerhouse in CWG however I do not believe it mirrored correctly in our effects,” the respectable added.

Alternatively, there may be little WFI can do about it. All of the wrestlers earned their puts within the Indian squad after successful the pains.

Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Sakshi Malik (62kg) reigned superb of their classes albeit in contrasting model.

Vinesh was once dominant all through towards hapless combatants in all her 3 bouts whilst Sakshi erased a 0-4 deficit within the ultimate towards Ana Paula Godinez Gonzalez earlier than pinning the Canadian.

In males’s occasions, the efficiency was once on anticipated line with Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Sahiya (65kg), Naveen (74kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) successful gold whilst Deepak Nehra (97kg) and Mohit Grewal (125kg) grabbing a bronze every.

In the meantime, the WFI is ready to carry its Annual Basic Assembly (AGM) in Rohtak on August 25 and can allot the following 12 months’s junior and senior championships.

“The fashion was once to allot those occasions all over the nationals in opposition to the top of the season but it surely leaves the state associations with little time to organize, so we will be able to do it early this time.”

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