CWG 2022, Day 8: Wrestling Events Stopped Temporarily Due To Security Concerns

Commonwealth Games 2022: United World Wrestling via tweets informed us about the security issues and later updated the game would begin shortly.

By Ashita Singh
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 05:34 PM IST
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CWG 2022, Day 8: Wrestling Events Stopped Temporarily Due To Security Concerns

On Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games 2022, the Wrestling event was stopped temporarily due to expected security concerns at Birmingham on Friday. However, it resumed after a brief halt.The halt news came shortly after India's Bajrang and Deepak Punia match at Birmingham.

"We're taking a short pause for a safety check and will resume action once we receive the go-ahead. #WrestleBirmingham", tweeted United World Wrestling.

United World Wrestling added in another tweet that the events would resume at 12:45 PM (local time), which translates to 5:16 PM as per Indian Standard Time (IST).

"UPDATE FROM ENGLAND: Wrestling will resume at 12:45 (local time )," said the tweet from United World Wrestling.

Indian wrestling contingent started its campaign at Commonwealth Games 2022 on August 5.

Star Indian wrestler and Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia entered the quarterfinal of the men's 65 kg category after defeating Lowe Bingham of Nauru in his campaign opener at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Friday.

Punia was highly dominant in his match and scored a 5-0 win in a bout that lasted for one minute and 47 seconds. He scored the win via fall.

In the quarterfinal, Punia will take on Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius later today.

Also, Indian wrestler Deepak Punia's Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign was off to a good start as he defeated Matthew Oxenham of New Zealand in his men's freestyle 86 kg category match to enter the quarterfinal Friday.

Deepak was at his most dominant in this match which lasted for three minutes and 22 seconds. He crushed his New Zealand opponent by 10-0. Oxenham did not even get a chance to break free from Punia's grip and walked away from the match without a point.

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