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Sakshi Malik and Anshu Malik have confirmed medals in wrestling for India by reaching the finals in their respective weight categories at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Meanwhile, Divya Kakran won the repechage bout in the women's 68kg category to stay in contention for a bronze medal.

While Sakshi got the better of Etane Ngolle of Cameroon in the 62 kg Women's freestyle wrestling, Anshu stormed into the final with a 10-0 win over Nethmi Poruthotage of Sri Lanka. Notably, both stars defeated their opponents with a similar and dominant score of 10-0. Divya got a



chance to fight the repechage bout after Blessing of Nigeria, who defeated her in the quarter-finals, stormed through to the finals.

Earlier, Rio bronze medalist Sakshi Malik got her women's 62kg campaign underway with a 10-0 win in the quarterfinal bout against England's 20-year-old Kelsey Barnes to march into the semi-final.

On the other hand, top seed Anshu Malik reached the semi-final (57kg) with a 10-0 win in the 2nd round with a bout lasting just a minute. Anshu needed only 64 seconds to beat Australia's Irene Symeonidis via technical superiority.
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