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.
UPDATE FROM ENGLAND: Wrestling will resume at 12:45 (local time 🏴) https://t.co/qUTWIbbg9c
— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) 1659697031000
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.