Big news: Bajrang Punia wins India’s 1st GOLD at 2018 Asian Games

What else do we want from our Indian athletes? Time and time again, they are proving that they are worth the weight in gold by winning medals. Let’s take a moment to appreciate our Wrestler Bajrang Punia.

He displayed stellar heroics in the ring to give India its first gold medal at the 18th edition of the Asian Games. He put a fantastic performance to seal the 11-8 victory over Japan’s Takatani Daichi in the men’s freestyle 65 kg final in Jakarta on Sunday.

Credits: India Today

Bajrang, who bagged his first ever Asian Games gold, sparked off with a staggering 6-0 lead before Daichi tried to put a fight to make it 4-6 in the first period. Both wrestlers battled it out well in the second period but eventually, Bajrang got the better of the opponent to come through with flying colours.

The 24-year-old Bajrang had previously bagged silver in the 61 kg category 4 years back at the Incheon Asian Games. He had won 3 consecutive international gold medals – CWG (Gold Coast), Tbilisi Grand Prix (Georgia) and Yasar Dogu International (Istanbul) before the Asian Games.

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