Twitter Explodes as Vinesh Phogat becomes the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at the Asian Games

Vinesh Phogat won the honour and also the country’s fifth medal at the continued 2018 Asian Games on Monday.

Vinesh Phogat beat Japan’s Yuki Irie in Women’s fifty-kilo match. She is also the first female gold medal winner at the Asiad. Vinesh fully dominated the competition, taking a 4-0 lead at first before stretching it additional to 6-2 to pocket the brass.

Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Asiad

Vinesh Phogat hardly skint into a sweat in her earlier semi-final encounter against Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of the Republic of Uzbekistan, because the referees took simply seventy-five seconds to declare the Indian the winner by technical superiority (10-0).

Vinesh, Who beat Irie within the Asian Championships semi-final earlier this year, started cautiously before promise the Japanese grappler all the way down to take four fast points. The Indian displayed some nice defence to carry on to her 4-0 lead at the top of the primary 3 minutes. once the breather, Vinesh Phogat’s defence was deemed too passive by the referee and also the Indian was forced to concede a degree that somehow reduced the deficit to 4-1 with thirty seconds to travel. however, the 2014 city Asiad bronze medallist came back well to pocket 2 additional points towards the top that saw her clinch the gold with a 6-2 margin.

Proud of you @Phogat_Vinesh for winning gold in the women’s freestyle 50 kg category. Our second gold medal at the Games so far. ⁠ #AsianGames2018⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠ #VineshPhogat

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 20, 2018

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