Commonwealth Games 2022: Rio Olympics bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik has turned the clock back and bagged a gold old medal in the women’s freestyle 65kg bout, beating Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez by fall in the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
Sakshi, who seemed to have gone off the boil after her success in the Rio Olympics, missing some events and got upstages by younger opponents, made a brilliant comeback both in her bout on Friday and her career as she stomped her authority.
She started aggressively and effected two takedowns in the first period to take 4-0 lead.
But Sakshi fought back strongly in the second period, going on an attack and taking two points. She then counterattacked brilliantly and effected a fall by pinning her opponent’s shoulder to the mat to win the match.