Vinesh Phogat brought laurels to the country as she became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games Gold after she defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final. This was India’s second gold after wrestler Bajrang Punia bagged one in men’s 65kg on Sunday. Soon after her win, congratulatory messages started pouring on the social media and some of those messages came from renowned Bollywood celebrities including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.
Big B took to Twitter to congratulate Phogat and said she has made everyone proud.
T 2906 - Wrestler #VineshPhogat wins gold in the women's 50 kg category. She is the first female athlete from India to win gold at #AsianGames2018. जय हिंद !!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 20, 2018
हमें गर्व है भारत की महिलाओं पर , और आज विनेश ने हमारा सर ऊँचा कर दिया ! pic.twitter.com/Gd7rPPzYZl
On the other hand, Aamir praised Vinesh by reiterating his famous dialogue from 'Dangal', a film based on the Phogat family.
He wrote, "Congratulations Vinesh for winning the Gold in the Asian Games. We are all so proud of you. Love, Aamir and the team of Dangal. Mhaari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai ke!"
Congratulations Vinesh for winning the Gold in the Asian Games. We are all so proud of you.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) August 20, 2018
Love, Aamir and the team of Dangal.
Mhaari chhoriyan chhoron se kam hai ke!
Here's what the other celebs posted:
Akshay Kumar: Congratulations Golden Girl, @Phogat_Vinesh for creating history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games! More power to you
Congratulations Golden Girl, @Phogat_Vinesh for creating history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games! More power to you 🙌🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 20, 2018
Varun Dhawan: Congratulations Vinesh felt great pride watching you receive your gold medal. Truly #madeinindia #AsianGame2018.
Preity Zinta: Congratulations to Wrestler @Phogat_Vinesh for winning a gold medal at the #AsianGames2018 #50KgFreestyle #VineshPhogat
Farhan Akhtar: Congratulations to #VineshPhogat for striking Gold in women's wresting. #AsianGame2018
Earlier, the Indian wrestler had defeated Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova of Uzbekistan 10-0 with a technical superiority in the semi-final clash of the event.
Meanwhile, Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik lost her bronze medal bout 2-12 against Rim jong sim of Korea in women's 62 kg freestyle wrestling category. India's total medal tally stands at five with two golds, two silvers and one bronze.
(With ANI Inputs)