Commonwealth Games: Wrestling matches temporarily halted due to security reasons

Birmingham, 5 August (H.C.). The wrestling competition in the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been temporarily suspended due to security reasons. Reportedly, a speaker (which is used to relay the announcement) fell from the ceiling minutes after the first season of wrestling bouts began, after which the spectators were asked to vacate the hall. During this […]
 


Commonwealth Games: Wrestling matches temporarily halted due to security reasons

Birmingham, 5 August (H.C.). The wrestling competition in the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been temporarily suspended due to security reasons.

Reportedly, a speaker (which is used to relay the announcement) fell from the ceiling minutes after the first season of wrestling bouts began, after which the spectators were asked to vacate the hall. During this time only five bouts could be completed. The spectators were then asked to vacate the hall and a thorough investigation was ordered by the organisers.

United World Wrestling tweeted: “We are temporarily stopping for a security check and will resume action once permission is granted.”

In another tweet, United World Wrestling said that the events will resume at 12:45 pm (local time), which is 5:16 pm Indian Standard Time (IST).

“Update from England: Wrestling will resume at 12:45 (local time),” United World Wrestling’s tweet said.

The Indian wrestling team has started its campaign in the Commonwealth Games 2022 from today.

Star Indian wrestler and Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia on Friday advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s 65kg category by defeating Nauro’s Lowe Bingham in the first match of his campaign at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Punia dominated his match and won 4-0 in a match that lasted one minute 47 seconds. He won through the fall.

Punia will face Mauritius’s Jean Guiliane Joris Bando in the quarterfinals today.

Also, Indian wrestler Deepak Punia’s Commonwealth Games 2022 campaign was off to a good start. He entered the quarter-finals on Friday after beating New Zealand’s Matthew Oxenham 10-0 in a match that lasted 3:22 seconds in his men’s freestyle 86kg category.