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Commonwealth Games 2022: Wrestling events halted after speakers fall from ceiling


In an embarrassing incident for the organisers, the wrestling bouts at the Commonwealth Games had to be stopped and spectators were asked to vacate the hall after a speaker fell from the ceiling, minutes after the first session began.

Only five bouts could be completed when a speaker, used to relay announcement, fell near one of the mat chairmen, raising a safety issue at the Ceventary stadium and arena on the opening day of the wrestling competitions.

“We are taking a short pause for a safety check and will resume action once we receive the go-ahead,” United World Wrestling tweeted. United World Wrestling is the international governing body for all wrestling styles practiced around the world.

For Team India, wrestler Deepak Punia advanced to quarters of men’s 86 kg category. He defeated Matthew Oxenham of New Zealand in his men’s freestyle 86 kg category match to enter the quarterfinal on Friday.

In the quarterfinal, Punia will take on Jean Guyliane Joris Bandou of Mauritius. Indian wrestling contingent has started its campaign at Commonwealth Games 2022 from today.





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