Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the 50kg category
Jakarta: Vinesh Phogat defeated Japan’s wrestler here in the women’s wrestling 50kg event of Asian Games, giving India the second gold. Vineesh did not give any chance to the opposing player and beat him 6-2.
Phogat made the place by defeating Chinese Yanan Sun in the final. But witnesses had to suffer the loss of being more defensive in the 62 kg category. Olympic bronze medal winner will now compete for bronze. Like him, Pooja Dhanda will also play for Bronze, who lost in the 57kg category semi-finals. Pinky was the only Indian wrestler who got out of medal clash. She lost the first round of 53kg category to Mongolia’s Sumiya Erdenechmeg.
Pinky could not achieve even a single point, and his opponent bout his name on the basis of technical superiority. Sumit Malik, the only survivor of men’s freestyle, lost in 125kg category. He could not even face the opponent player for two minutes and lost on the basis of technical superiority. In this way, India’s journey to the freestyle of men ended.
Bajrang Poonia (65 kg) won the gold medal (gold) from India. On behalf of India, Vines defeated China’s Sun while launching the day. He left behind the bitter memories of the Rio Olympics with this defeat when Vineesh lost the match due to injury to the leg in the match against a Chinese player.
This time Vinay gave no opportunity to the opposing player and beat him 8-2. In the next bout, he defeated Korea’s Hajungju Kim on the basis of technical superiority. His semifinal match lasted only 75 seconds and he reached the finals with the ‘Fitly’ bet. He was 4-0 ahead and then reversed the opponent thrice three times.
In his first Asian game, Sakshi’s journey to the semi-finals was easy, and she easily defeated Thailand Shrushombat (10-0) and Aayalum Kasimova (10-0). He was leading 4-0 in the semi-final against Aisulu Tinybakova of Kyrgyzstan but after that the opponent got the game changed to avert the attitude of the game.
At the same time, Pooja beat Odisha Sukdongyesagar (10-0) in Thailand and Nabira Eisenbai (12-1) of Uzbekistan easily to reach the semifinals. But in the semi-final, he lost to Korea’s Mayong Suk Jong on the basis of technical superiority.
Vinesh Phogat, who won a medal in the 18th Asian Games, has won many national and international competitions. In 2013, Vineesh Phogat won the silver medal in the 51 kg weight category in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2014, Vineesh won the gold medal in 48 kg weight category in Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Vineesh won the gold medal in the 50kg category in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast Australia.
Vineesh Phogat was the most successful in the Asian Championships. He has won 5 medals in the Asian Championships, including 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
The 23-year-old woman wrestler was born on August 25, 1994, in Balali, Haryana. His father Mahavir Singh Phogat is also a wrestler. Not only this, Gita Phogat and Babita Phogat have their cousin sisters who have lost many wrestlers in the country and abroad. Both of their cousins have won medals in the Commonwealth Games. Another cousin of Vinesh Phogat, Ritu Phogat won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in 2016.