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Vinesh Phogat makes history; clinches gold in Asian Games 2018


Jakarta: 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. She made history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to clinch a gold in the Asian Games.

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

Shooters Deepak Kumar and Lakshay won a silver each on Monday.

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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.

ALSO READ: Deepak Kumar bags Silver in Men’s 10m Air Rifle

Yesterday, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia had clinched the 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.

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