Asian Games 2018

Until late evening today, India won its first gold of the 2018 Asian games, when wrestler Bajrang Punia crushed Japan’s Takatani Daichi in men’s 65 kg freestyle final.

Source – India Today

Also, Apurva Chandela and Ravi Kumar also opened India’s medal with a bronze in the shooting.

Punia faced Aahat hurdle from the Japanese before winning 11- 8 in the end, there was an extra point after that she lost his appeal.

Bajrang defeated Khasanov Sirajuddin of Uzbekistan, Fayziev Abdulqosim of Tajikistan, Batchuluun Batmagnai of Mongolia.

In the very morning, Chandela and Ravi won the bronze in the 10m air rifle mixed team event to get India ending behind China and Chinese Taipei.

The Indian pair short got 429.9 the final and the Chinese Taipei got the gold with the games record of 494.1 points.

Also, Apurvi and Ravi qualified for the final at the second point with the score of 835.3 which is behind South Korea 836.7. Where Korea ceased fourth in the finals.

Source – India Times

Earlier today Punia and Sandeep 57 kg qualified to their respective quarterfinals. Where Punia came from 0-3 behind to win the next 13-3 points for a victory by technical superiority over Khasanov.

Also, Tomar won his /8 match against the Turkmenistan Rustem Nazarov.

Meanwhile, Pawan Kumar also won by fall against Cambodia Vuthy heng to reach the men’s 86 kg last-8 stage.

However, Komal lost 15-9 to Iran Reza Atrinagharchi who failed to reach the finals and ended the chances of India to grab bronze repechage. The gold medal favorite Punya also crushed Abdulqosim 12-2 by technical supremacy to book a place in the semi-finals.

Mausam Khatri lost the quarterfinals to Ibraginov Magomed of Uzbekistan in the men’s 97 kg category also Pawan was next in his 56kg last 8 matches but sadly he was no match for his Iranian opponent to registered easy win.

Pawan got bronze after Iran’s Hassan Yazdani who entered the 86 kg final. I would he lost the bronze medal match to Mongolia’s Orgodoi Uitumen.

After all, Punia was the only Indian Wrestler to enter the semifinals and he didn’t latest win momentum drop.

Source – Hindustan

The Indian Favourite recorded another win by his technical superiority as he raced to a 10-0 lead shortly after the second period began and also he booked a place in the gold medal match.

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