The four medalists in freestyle 125-pound wrestling are a source of pride for Punjabis living abroad.

Four wrestlers from four different countries win medals at Commonwealth Games . Canadian Amarveer Dhesi, a Canadian, won gold, while Pakistani Zaman Anwar took silver .

BATHINDA: On Friday night, the podium was set up for the felicitation of medal winners in the Men freestyle 125 kilogram wrestling competition at the Commonwealth Games, making Punjabis around the world proud.The four people on the podium though were all from four different countries, but one thing seemed to be common, their Punjab roots.Amarveer Dhesi, a Canadian, had won gold, while Zaman Anwar, a Pakistani, took silver.India Mohit Grewal and England Mandhir Kooner won bronze medals, respectively.

Amarveer Dhesi is a native of Canada but he comes from the village Sanghwal in Jalandhar.Balbir Dhesi, his father, who was residing in India, had remained Greco Roman's national champion and became Rustan e Hind.Many years earlier, the family had relocated to Canada.Amarveer won gold in the 2014 junior world championship, as well.

In 2016, a 31-year-old wrestler won gold in the SAF tournaments.Gujjranwala is a wrestling town in India.Mohit Grewal is a native of the village Bamla near Bhiwan, Haryana, which was part of Punjab's undivided province until 1966.Mandhir Kooner came to the United Kingdom from England, but his family had migrated from Punjab's Jalandhar district.