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Kiwi wrestler Tayla Ford wins her second Commonwealth Video games medal

Kiwi wrestler Tayla Ford has received her second Commonwealth Video games medal after taking bronze in Birmingham (NZT) on Saturday.

The Cantabrian coming from Nelson threw Mauritius’ Amylee Sephora to the bottom nearly instantly, tailored after which pinned down her opponent.

It was throughout in 40 seconds because the Ford added a second Commonwealth medal to her assortment, having additionally received bronze in Glasgow eight years in the past.

Tayla Ford in action in her quarterfinal victory over Sarah Clossick.


Tayla Ford in motion in her quarterfinal victory over Sarah Clossick.

It’s also New Zealand’s first wrestling medal of the 2022 Video games.

Ford mentioned she let loose a deep sigh on the finish, holding Sephora calmly till the referee known as.

“My confidence in myself helped. I knew I used to be going to win. I needed to win. I feel that helped so much,” she instructed Sky Sport.

“I went out 110%. I needed to be aggressive and centered, breathe and keep calm.”

The multi-talented 29-year-old, who has represented New Zealand in varied sports activities, had beforehand defeated England’s Sarah Clossick within the quarter-finals earlier than dropping to Canada’s Linda Morais within the semi-finals.

“I am nonetheless studying. At the same time as of at present, I’ve picked up so much that I’ve picked up, however in that exact session I feel my expertise performed an enormous half,” mentioned Ford.

In the meantime, fellow Kiwi Matthew Oxenham misplaced his bronze medal match to Canada’s Alexander Moore within the males’s freestyle 86kg occasion.

Moore shortly obtained Oxenham down and grabbed him by the legs, turning him time and again to assert the win.

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