Commonwealth Games 2022: Deepak Punia has brought third gold medal for India in wrestling at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Friday, outplaying Pakistan’s Inam Malik in the final of the men’s freestyle 86k.
Deepak Punia won the bout 3-0 on points to claim his first gold medal in Commonwealth Games.
It was a bout between wrestlers from arch-rivals India and Pakistan but it did not live up to that hype as Punia imposed himself on his opponent early and did not give him many chances.
Deepak took lead in the first period itself as he brought down Malik just outside the bout zone. The Pakistani wrestler was also penalised a point for passivity, giving Punia a 2-0 lead at the end of first period.