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20/08/2018 6:17 PM IST | Updated 20/08/2018 6:21 PM IST

Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold In Asian Games Free Wrestling

She is the first Indian woman to win a gold in wrestling in Asian Games.

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Indian women's wrestling champion Vinesh Phogat has won a gold medal in the ongoing Asian games in 50KG free wrestling, beating her opponent Japan's Yuki Irie.

Indian Express reported that Phogat took lead in the first round scoring 4-0. While Irie added two points, holding her ground, Phogat added two points to her tally.

Phogat beat her Chinese opponen Yanan Sun, to reach the finals. Phogat had suffered a leg injury during her match against Sun during the Olympics in Rio.

The match took place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Phogat became the first Indian woman win gold in the 50KG free wresting category. She had won a bronze medal in the 48KG category in the last Asian Games in 2014.

This is not Phogat's first gold. She won a gold medal in the 48 KG category in the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014. She also won gold in the 50 kg category in Commonwealth games this year, which was held in Gold Coast in Australia.

This is India's second gold medal in this year's Asian Games with Bajrang Punia winning a gold medal defeating Japan's Takatani Daichi in the men's 65kg Freestyle final, on day one of the Asian Games.

Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won a bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event on Sunday.

Deepak Kumar won a silver medal in men's 10m air rifle event earlier today.