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Navjot Kaur wins gold at Asian Wrestling Championships; Sakshi Malik claims bronze

Navjot thrashed Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in the final to emerge champion in the women's 65-kilogram category to clinch gold.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 02, 2018 21:15 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER Navjot Kaur celebrates after clinching gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship

Navjot Kaur scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.

Navjot thrashed Japan's Miya Imai 9-1 in the final to emerge champion in the women's 65-kilogram category.

Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik took bronze in the women's 62kg category with a hard-fought 10-7 win in the play-off over Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazhakstan.

Navjot reached the finals after defeating Mongolia's Tsevegmed Enkhbayar 2-1 in the semi-finals. She clinched a two-point lead inside two minutes but it got reverted after Japan challenged the referee's decision and fought her way back into a break with a convincing 5-0 lead.

India now have a medal tally of one gold, one silver and four bronze in the competition.

(With IANS Inputs)

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