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In an embarrassing incident for the organizers, the wrestling matches at the Commonwealth Games had to be halted and spectators were asked to leave the venue after a speaker fell from the ceiling minutes after the first session started. Only five fights could be completed when a speaker, used to pass announcements, fell off the mat near one of the chairmen, creating a security problem at the Ceventary stadium and arena on the opening day of the wrestling matches .
This was right after Deepak Punia from India won his first 86kg fight.
The assembled fans were asked to leave and a thorough check was ordered by the organisers, who arranged a restart of the session at 12:45 local time.
“They’re all safe, they just recheck the whole system to avoid any untoward incident,” said one coach.
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