Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat in the history books, becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold

Vinesh Phogat in action during the final. Image Source: twitter

XtraTime Web Desk: India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat made the nation proud today as she clinched a gold by registering a thumping win over Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50kg women’s freestyle final at the Asian Games 2018.




She defeated Yuki by 6-2 in her 50kg category to bag the gold medal. This is India’s second gold medal in this edition of Asian Games in Jakarta. While doing so she also created history today as she is the first woman from India to win gold in wrestling in this prestigious tournament.




Earlier in the day she faced China’s Sun, against whom she faced a heart-breaking leg injury in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This time Vinesh did not give her opponent any chance and came out a dominant winner with a 8-2 score.




In the next bout she brushed aside the challenge of Korea’s Hyungjoo Kim by technical superiority. She ended the bout with a four-point throw.




Her semifinal lasted just 75 seconds as she moved into the final with a ‘fitley’. She was already up 4-0 and then rolled over her opponent thrice with leg-lock.

In men’s catagory, India got a gold medal thanks to Bajrang Punia (65kg) last night.

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