The latest Golden girl of India Vinesh Phogat wins the gold medal in 50kg freestyle by beating Japan's Yuki Irie 6-2. This is India's second and historic gold medal at the Asian Games.
Phogat became the first ever Indian women wrestler to win a gold in Asian Games. She beats Japan's Irie Yuki in the final match. It was India's second gold in Asian Games after Bajrang Punia (65kg) who won the first gold medal on the opening day of the Asian Games tournament.
Indian Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore cited What a stupendous performance by @Phogat_Vinesh! She wins 2nd🥇for India at #AsianGames2018 in the women's freestyle 50kg Women’s Wrestling. Way to go champ! #IndiaAtAsianGames
What a stupendous performance by @Phogat_Vinesh!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 20, 2018
She wins 2nd🥇for India at #AsianGames2018 in the women's freestyle 50kg Women’s Wrestling. Way to go champ! #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/mr3YKW8BZp
Here's India's latest medal tally:
Gold Medal -2
Silver Medal - 2
Bronze Medal -1
Vinesh Phogat had won the gold medal in women's 50kg freestyle wrestling at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia where she had defeated Jessica MacDonald of Canada in the final.