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.
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.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 19, 2018
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi177) August 19, 2018
— DeEpak soNi (@mr_deepaksoni) August 19, 2018
— Dhru Mehta (@DhruMehta3) August 19, 2018
U made us proud..
Thanks thanks alot#BajrangPunia
— Sugandha (@sugandha85) August 19, 2018
— AkashGujjar (@AkashBaisla5) August 19, 2018
— Siva Nistala (@SivaNistala) August 19, 2018
Congratulations Bajrang Punia for bagging the first gold for India. We are proud of you! #BajrangPunia
— Swayamsiddh Tiwari 🇮🇳 (@im_Swayamsiddh) August 19, 2018
Congratulations #BajrangPunia for winning India's first #AsianGames2018 gold in the men's 65kg freestyle category. By first day first gold Champion #BajrangPunia dominated Japan's Daichi Takatani. #Wrestling #AsianGames pic.twitter.com/JMTMj4HAwx
— Pravin Palkar (@PalkarPravin) August 19, 2018
Congratulations #BajrangPunia for Winning first gold medal in the #AsianGames2018 after defeating Takatani Daichi of Japan in the men's Wrestling Freestyle 65 kg. Amazing victory!! Proud moment for all Indians. pic.twitter.com/N7xEh5hSyU
— Vinay Tendulkar (@TendulkarBJP) August 19, 2018