Sakshi Malik, who won a bronze in the 2016 Rio Games, made a glorious return to the international arena by clinching a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Johannesburg on Sunday. Sakshi defeated New Zealand's Tayla Tuahine Ford by a score of 13-2 in the final of the 62 kg women's freestyle category to add another yellow metal for India.
Earlier in the day returning to international wrestling after more than three years, Sushil defeated New Zealand Akash Khullar's via a pinfall in the final of the 74 kg free style category ti clinch the yellow metal. It was his first medal in international wrestling since his gold medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It was the double celebration for India as other wrestler in same category, Parveen Rana also won a bronze medal.
Sushil returned to competitive wrestling in November at the Senior Nationals in Indore where he won a gold medal amid controversy after getting three walkovers from his fellow wrestlers.