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Asian Games News: Indian wrestlers Vinesh and Bajrang keep the tricolour high

History was scripted when Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to win a gold when she overcame the challenge of Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kg category on Day 2 of the Asian Games in Jakarta. After Bajrang Poonia won the gold in the 65kg category, emulating his guru Yogeshwar Dutt who had won the gold in the last edition of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Bajrang and Vinesh thus have the record of the winning the gold medals in their respective weight categories in the CWG Games in Gold Coast. Coming back to the final against Vinesh who won the bout 6-2 displayed great defensive skills to thwart the challenge of the Japanese , After a rather tentative start, Vinesh made the big move in the first round when she reeled off four points in succession with a brilliant Also Vineesh was very impressive in her match against the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist and silver medallist in the previous Asian Games Sun Yanan, who managed to beat the Indian in this year’s PWL. However this time, Vinesh managed to hammer the Chinese grappler. With two good news, there was one sad news also as the 2018 CWG Silver Medalist in 57 KG Pooja Dhanda, who impressed the world in the PWL season three after beating Olympic Champions Helen Maroulis, Marwa Amri and Odunayo, failed to win her Bronze medal match against Katsuki.


  • Released : 21-Aug-2018


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