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Asian Games: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat bags gold medal in 50 kg freestyle 

Making India proud, the 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 21 Aug 2018, 09:39:17
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat Wrestler Vinesh Phogat

New Delhi: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat bagged a gold medal in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling category at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

Making India proud, the 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie.

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.

Yersterday, Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia had clinched first gold medal for the country after thrashing Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in Men's 65kg freestyle event.


First Published: 21 Aug 2018, 09:39:17

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