India’s top woman wrestler Alka Tomar and youngster Anita won gold medals in their respective 59 kg and 67 kg freestyle categories respectively to make it a memorable day for hosts at Delhi 2010 here today. With Geeta winning India’s first gold in woman’s wrestling yesterday, Alka and Anita made it a hat-trick of gold medals. While Alka outclassed Tonya Verbeek of Canada, Anita beat Megan Budyens of Canada winning the first two rounds on points. Anita won 4-0.
India got another medal courtesy Babita Kumari who lost her 51 kg freestyle bout against Ifeoma Christi Nwoye of Nigeria by 4-6 margin. India thus finished with six medals, 3 gold, two silver and a bronze medal.
The star of the day undoubtedly was Alka, who pinned down her much fancied Canadian opponent Tonya in one minute and 49 seconds. Tonya, incidentally is a silver medalist at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and a bronze medal winner at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day