Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medal

Vinesh Phogat on Monday clinched a gold by beating Yuki Irie of Japan in the final of the women’s wrestling at the Asian Games 2018.

Vinesh defeated Yuki 6-2 in the 50kg category to bag the top prize and take India’s tally of gold medals to two at the 18th edition of the Asian Games in Indonesia.

She also became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

Earlier, Vinesh exacted sweet revenge on Yanan Sun on her way to the final.

Starting the day for India was Vinesh, who was up against China’s Sun, against whom she had suffered the heart-breaking leg injury during the Rio Olympics.

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