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.