Vinesh Phogat gives India its fifth medal at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. She won gold in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling after she registered a 6-2 win over Japan’s Irie Yuki.
It was her second Asiad medal after winning a bronze in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category at Incheon in 2014.
Celebrate the golden evening #India. Its a gold by#VineshPhogat in 50 kg free-style #wrestling category from the #AsianGames2018@Ra_THORe @Media_SAI @akashvanisports @PIB_India @Phogat_Vinesh pic.twitter.com/QT0obkKgOB
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) August 20, 2018
— Roma Malik (@RomaAndMalik) August 20, 2018
Following this win, Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold. This is India’s second gold medal in the on-going Asian Games 2018.
— The Bridge (@TheBridge_IN) August 20, 2018
Earlier, wrestler Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal after he defeated Daichi Takatani of Japan 11-8 in the men’s freestyle 65-kg category.
Meanwhile, India started day 2 with a bang as Indian shooter Deepak Kumar won the silver medal in men’s 10m air rifle event.
Deepak shot 247.7 to finish second on the podium behind China’s Haoran Yang, who won the top prize with a Games record 249.1.
Besides, Lakshay Sheoran gave India its fourth medal after he won the silver medal in Men’s trap shooting finals.
On August 19, shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar bagged the first medal for India. They won a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.