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Vinesh, Sumit claim gold; Sakshi settles for bronze

Gold Coast: There was no stopping the gold rush in wrestling as two more were added to the tally by Vinesh Phogat (50kg) and Sumit (125kg) but Olympic bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg) had to be content with a third place finish in the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
Adding another bronze to the count today was Somveer, in the 86kg category.
India signed off their wrestling campaign at the Games with five gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
The overall count was one less than the medals achieved in the 2014 edition of the Games but India kept its gold medal count at five, the number achieved the last time.
The weight categories of both Sakshi and Vinesh were competed on a round-robin format as the number of competitors in the draw were less than six.
Sakshi went out of the gold medal contention in the first round itself after losses to Canada's Michelle Fazzari and Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi following a win over Cameroon's Berthe Ngolle.
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