Vinesh Phogat wins India’s first ever gold in women’s wrestling:
Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, defeating Japan’s Yuki Irie 6-2 to win a gold medal in the 50kg women’s freestyle event on the second day of the Asian Games 2018 on Monday.
This time Vinesh did not give her opponent any chance and came out a dominant winner with an 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.
Vinesh’s 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.
The gold also enabled Vinesh to achieve another feat as she became the only woman wrestler to win two medals in back-to-back Asian Games.
Vinesh phogat had earlier won a bronze medal in the 48kg category at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Vinesh phogat also won back-to-back gold medals in Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year.
Earlier, Sakshi Malik, the price for being an over-defensive and 62kg category.
CWG silver medallist Pooja Dhanda will also fight for bronze after losing her semifinal in the 57kg.
Pinki was the only girl in the world. She could not score a single point and lost her by technical superiority.
Sumit Malik, the last remaining Indian in the men’s freestyle, bit the dust in the 125kg category, he could not resist his opponent for two minutes, losing by technical superiority.
Thus, the men’s campaign finished with just one gold medal from Bajrang Punia (65kg).
Sakshi, playing her first Asian Games, was hardly challenged before her semifinal round as she easily won against Thailand’s Salinee Srisombat (10-0) and Ayaulym Kassymova (10-0).
She was up 4-0 in her semifinal bout against Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova but lost six points in a row by the end of the first period.
She led 7-6 with a throw goal became defensive with 10 seconds to go. The Kyrgyz took advantage and pushed Sakshi out of the mat to pocket the match-winning two points.
Pooja lost just one point on the way the semifinals as she outclassed Thailand’s Orasa Sookdongyor (10-0) and Uzbekistan’s Nabira Esenbae (12-1) but lost the last-four clash on technical superiority to Korea’s Myong Suk Jong.