Bajrang Punia Bags India’s First Gold in Asian Games

Published 08/19/2018, 2:31 PM EDT
New Delhi: Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia pose with his gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championship at I G Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI5_13_2017_000163B)


Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia kicked off India’s medal count at the 2018 Asian Games with a gold medal. The Indian registered an 11-8 victory over Japan’s Takatani Daichi in the men’s free-stye 65kg final.

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Unfortunately, a ‘rusty’ Sushil lost his last chance to add an Asiad gold to his collection of medals after losing his qualification bout 3-5 to Bahrain’s Adam Batirov in the 74kg category.

Here is how social media reacted to Punia’s gold medal winning bout.

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