Vinesh Phogat Creates History To Be The First Indian Woman Wrestler to get Gold in Asian games

India has witnessed another historic win in Asian Games 2018. Vinesh Phogot has bagged a gold in Women's Freestyle 50 Kg Event by beating Japan's Yuki Irie. This is the 5th medal for India at the ongoing events and Vinesh is the first gold medal winner at the Asian Games 2018.

Vinesh was leading the game by 4-0 before stretching it further to 6-2 to bag the yellow metal. In her semi-finals against Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of Uzbekistan, the referees took just 75 seconds to declare her the winner by technical superiority (10-0).

It is a great win for India and Tweeps are congratulation Vinesh for bringing glory to the nation.

Anil Vij, A minister from Haryana has also congratulated her and announced that she will be honoured with Rs 3 crore cash as award along with a job in HCS/HPS.

Bollywood celebrities too have come forward to wish her.

Aamir Khan wished her from the entire Dandal team by writing "Mhaari Chhoriyan Chhron Se Kam Hai ke"

Akshay Kumar called her a 'Golden Girl'.

In quarterfinals, Vinesh had an easy win with 11-0 over South Korea's Kim Hyungjoo.

Her win is the outcome of rigorous training for years. We was indulged in a lot of cross-training, weightlifting and sprints.

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.

India is participating in 34 sports out of the total 40. About 312 men and 258 women athletes from India are participating in the event. At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, India won 57 medals which included  37 bronze, 9 silver, and 11 gold medals.

by Admin | Tue, Aug 21 - 10:53 AM

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