Asian Wrestling Championships: Navjot Kaur clinches gold, Sakshi Malik wins bronze


Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Ace wrestler Navjot Kaur scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold in the Senior Asian Championships as she clinched the yellow metal in the 65kg freestyle category in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on March 2.
Navjot outclassed Japan’s Miya Imai 9-1 in a one-sided final bout of the women’s 65kg freestyle category to bag the gold. This was also India’s first gold in the ongoing championships.
Earlier in the day, India got another medal through Rio Olympics bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who won the bronze in the 62kg freestyle category after getting better of Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova 10-7 in a tough fight.