Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold at Asian Games 2018


Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India’s first gold medal the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.

Bajrang defeated Japan’s Takatani Daichi 11-8 in the men’s 65 kg freestyle final to grab the yellow metal.

This is Bajrang’s first gold medal at Asian Games, he had earlier won silver in 2014.

An in-form Bajrang won his maiden Asian Games gold in the 65kg category but a ‘rusty’ Sushil lost his last chance to add an Asiad gold to his collection of medals after losing his qualification bout 3-5 to Bahrain’s Adam Batirov in the 74kg category.

He outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov (13-3), Tajikistan’s Fayziev Abdulqosim (12-2) and Mongolia’s N Batmagnai Batchuluu (10-0) to storm into the gold medal bout.

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