Asian Games 2018: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins gold

Vinesh Phogat

Jakarta, Aug 20: Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinched a gold medal to in the 50kg freestyle event at Asian Games. 

Phogat beat Japan’s Irie Yuki 6-2 to become the first Indian women to seal a gold medal at the Asiad Games.

Vinesh completely dominated the game, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal.

Prior to this, Vinesh hardly broke a sweat in her semi-final encounter against Uzbekistan’s Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of Uzbekistan, whom she trounced in just 75 seconds by technical superiority (10-0).


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