CWG 2022: Bajrang Punia wins gold, won gold for the second time in a row

This is Bajrang’s second consecutive gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.

This is Bajrang’s third consecutive gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. (File Pic)

India’s veteran wrestler Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in the men’s 62 kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. Bajrang won the gold medal by defeating Canada’s Lachnal McNeill 9-2 in the final. Bajrang Punia won the third consecutive medal in the Commonwealth Games. Bajrang won the third consecutive gold in the Commonwealth Games. Last time he won gold medal in Gold Coast also and he repeated the same golden success. Bajrang had missed out on winning the gold in Glasgow. In the year 2014, he had to be satisfied with the silver medal.

Bajrang showed dominance from the beginning and did not give any chance to the Canadian wrestler. In the first round, he took a 1-0 lead, then made the score 4-0 by betting three points. He went with the same score in the first round.

McNeill tried to come back

McNeil showed an aggressive game as soon as he came in the second round and took two points by taking down Bajrang. However, Bajrang managed to take two more points, which made the score 6-2 and Bajrang continued to dominate from here. Bajrang then took out McNeill and took one more point. Here the score was 7-2. After this, Bajrang took two more points from the takedown and made the score 9-2. From here the chance for the Canadian player to make a comeback is over.