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Other Sports - 09. October 2010.

Double delight in wrestling as Alka, Anita strike gold

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.

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