Vinesh Phogat have won the second gold medal for India at the 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia. She secured a comfortable win against Yuki Irie of Japan in the women’s freestyle 50kg. This is Vinesh’s second medal at the Asian Games, she had won bronze in Incheon four years ago. She also became only the fifth Indian woman to win an Asian Games medal in wrestling, and the first among those to clinch gold.
Vinesh began the bout in an attacking way, nearly pinning her opponent inside the first two minutes but Irie bounced back. Vinesh led 4-0 at the interval, but lost a point in the second round. Irie scored a point by pushing Vinesh off the mat, but Vinesh then pounced on her Japanese opponent to pick two points in the last second of the bout.
Vinesh Phogat finally won by 6-2.
Congratulatory Tweets :
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 pic.twitter.com/mr3YKW8BZp
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 20, 2018
— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) August 20, 2018
एशियन गेम्स में स्वर्ण पदक 🥇जीतने पर ढेरों शुभकामनाएं @Phogat_Vinesh आपने इतिहास रच दिया, एशियाड में भारत का महिला कुश्ती वर्ग का पहला गोल्ड। पूरे देश को आप पर गर्व है।🇮🇳 #AsianGames #IndianWrestling #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/62tjhyjlzv
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 20, 2018