India began their journey on the wrestling mat with a gold courtesy Bajrang Punia on the opening day of the Asian Games. Vinesh Phogat today created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category here.
It is surely a ground-breaking achievement for the 23-year-old firebrand Haryana wrestler, who is connected to Dangal-famed Phogat family.
After losing gold two years ago in Olympics, she seems to be began her victorious campaign with a revenge win against Chinese Yanan Sun against whom she had suffered that terrible leg injury which cut short her journey in Rio. This time Vinesh did not give her opponent any chance and came out a dominant winner with a 8-2 score.