Canadian wrestler Amarveer Dhesi wins Gold at the Commonwealth Games

Canadian wrestler Amarveer Dhesi of Surrey, British Columbia has won GOLD in the 125 kg free style category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games for Canada, beating Anwar Zaman of Pakistan by fall. A member of the Khalsa Wrestling Club, Dhesi follows in the footsteps of Punjabi-Canadian wrestlers Arjan Bhullar (2010 CWG), Arjun Gill (2014).

Indian Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Deepak Punia increased India’s gold medal count. In the men’s 65kg final, Punia defeated Canada’s Lachlan McNeil while in the women’s 62kg final, Malik beat Canada’s Ana Godinez Gonzalez. Then in the men’s 86kg final, Punia beat Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam. Earlier, India’s Anshu Malik clinched silver after losing to Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade in women’s 57kg final while Divya Kakran (women’s 68kg) and Mohit Grewal (men’s 125kg) won a bronze medal each.

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