Tapsee Pannu, best known for her work in the films Pink, Naam Shabana and Judwaa 2, retweeted a news report on Vinesh's win with a clap emoticon, expressing joy on her win. Bajrang of India also bagged a gold medal in Wrestling 65kg Freestyle category taking India's gold medal tally to 17!
The 20-year-old said staying relaxed was the key after he won by almost four metres from Australia's Hamish Peacock, after Kenya's ex-world champion Julius Yego failed to make the final. Mahavir Singh Phogat life was represented on celluloid as a biopic was made on him, titled Dangal, with Aamir Khan in the lead role in 2016.
After a successful day on the wrestling mat with a gold, two silver and a bronze medal, Indian wrestlers will be back in action on penultimate day of the Games in Gold Coast. Kiran won a bronze medal on day one. She tackled Vinesh to get two points but that was the last ditch effort Macdonald could put together.
Malik stayed unbeaten throughout the tournament. defeating Cameroon's Claude Kouamen Mbianga, Canada's Korey Jarvis and Pakistan's Tayab Raza without any discomfort. Malik and Phogat will be India's biggest gold medal hopes as they look the strong wrestlers in their category of 62kg and 50kg respectively.
Malik hails from Karor in Haryana's Rohtak district and had won a silver at both the Asian and Commonwealth championships past year. In the repechage, Somveer again had a win by fall against Jayden Lawrence (Australia) before overcoming Alexander Moore (Canada) for the third place.
Sakshi eyeing gold medal.
With two star shuttlers reaching the final, India are assured of gold and silver in the women's singles.