Kathmandu: Indian wrestlers Sakshi Malik and Ravinder clinched gold medals on day three of the wrestling competition at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games here in Kathmandu on Sunday.
While Rio Olympics medallist Sakshi was unstoppable on her way to the podium finish in the 62 kg category, U-23 World silver medallist, Ravinder made it a golden double for India as he clinched top honours in the 61kg men’s freestyle.
The other Indian wrestlers competing were Pawan Kumar (86kg) and Anshu (59kg) in the women’s freestyle; and both the grapplers won gold medals in their categories. While Commonwealth Games gold medallist Pawan had to rely on his experience to win 4-1 against his Pakistani counterpart in the finals, Anshu claimed the gold against the Sri Lankan wrestler within record 15 seconds of the bout.
India so far has managed to win gold medals in all the 12 categories and will strive to impeccable record on the last day of the competition as Gaurav Baliyan (74kg) and Anita Sheoran (68kg) will take on the challenge in the men’s freestyle and women’s categories respectively.