Vinesh Phogat grabs gold: Asian Games Wrestling

Jakarta [Indonesia], August 21: Making India proud, wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Monday bagged a gold medal in women’s 50 kg freestyle wrestling category at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie 6-2 to give India their second gold of the tournament.

Earlier, the Indian wrestler had defeated Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova of Uzbekistan 10-0 with a technical superiority in the semi-final clash of the event.

Meanwhile, Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik lost her bronze medal bout 2-12 against Rim jong sim of Korea in women’s 62 kg freestyle wrestling category.

Another Indian wrestler, Pooja Dhanda, also conceded a 1-6 defeat to Japanese wrestler Katsugi Sakagami to deprive India of another bronze medal in the tournament.

Earlier in the day, Indian shooter Deepak Kumar had bagged a silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event with a score of 247.7 points.

Yesterday, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia had clinched first gold medal for the country after thrashing Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in Men’s 65kg freestyle event.

Shooter Ravi Kumar had opened India’s medal tally at the Asian Games on Sunday by clinching a bronze medal in the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event along with Apurvi Chandela.

India’s total medal tally stands at five with two golds, two silvers and one bronze.