18th Asian Games Update | Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins Gold On day 1
Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Indian Star Wrestler Bajrang Punia defeated Takatani Daiichi of Japan in the final of men’s 65kg by 11-8 to give India the Gold Medal on the first day of the 18th Asian Games. This is India’s first gold medal in the competition. On winning the gold medal, PM Narendra Modi has greeted Bajrang by tweeting. Poonia won Silver Medal in Asian Games-2014, this time he managed to win gold for the country, Apurvi Chandela, and Ravi Kumar won the Bronze Medal for India at the 10 meter Air Rifle Mixed Team event.
The fight was extremely thorny. The Indian wrestler took the aggressive approach and scored 6 points in the first 16 seconds, but the Japanese wrestler returned. Once the two wrestlers were on 6-6, but as the game progressed, Bajrang managed to overcome the Japanese wrestler. This match Bajrang won a gold medal with 11-8.
Bajrang entered the final by defeating Batmangalai Batchulun of Mongolia by 10-0 In the semi-finals,. Bajrang played a fast and aggressive game from the beginning. The Mongolia player, however, showed some courage for some time, but as soon as Bajrang got two points reversing him, his morale broke.