India is performing exceptionally well in wrestling since Day 1. Yesterday, Vinesh Phogot bagged a gold in Women's Freestyle 50 Kg Event by beating Japan's Yuki Irie. And later that day, another women wrestler won bronze in Wrestling. Divya Kakran won bronze in 68 kg freestyle wrestling.
Divya wisely used her strength and the game ended in 1 minute and 30 seconds. She had beat Chinese Taipei’s Chen Wenling with technical superiority with the final scoreline reading 10-0.
Divya said, “This is my first Asian Games and first medal. I am glad I could I do it. The coach (Kuldeep Malik) had more confidence in me than myself."
She further said, “In Delhi, I was desperate to get gold, so committed mistakes. Here I knew that gold and silver has gone out of reach, so fought hard for whatever was available. I just went for it,” she said.
India’s national women freestyle coach Kuldeep Malik said, “She is young and it was her first tournament of this level. She will get better.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her on Twitter, He wrote, "One of our most promising wrestlers, Divya Kakran shines in the 68 Kg Freestyle wrestling event at the @asiangames2018. Congratulations for the Bronze Medal."
Women are shining bright in Asian Games 2018. Today, Manu Bhaker and Rahi sarnobat have qualified for the finals in 25m women's pistol event.
Till now, India's shooter Lakshay has won a silver men's trap final at the 2018 Asian Games. India had got its first medal on first day of the event. Shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won Bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
Indian Teenager Lakshya Sheoran has won silver in Men's Trap at Asian Games 2018. On Monday, he shot a total of 39 in final to finish second on podium at the JSC - Shooting Range.
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