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Navjot Kaur Becomes First Indian Woman to Win Gold at Asian Championships

Published on March 06, 2018
Indian wrestler, Navjot Kaur created history by becoming first Indian Women to clinch gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2018 that took place at the Kozhomkul Sports Palace, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.

She thrashed Miya Imai of Japan by 9-1 and won the only gold for India in the event. India secured 8th place in the medal tally with one gold, one silver and 6 bronze medals.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2018- Highlights

Men's Freestyle Wrestling

  • Barjrang Punia won bronze in 65kg category.
  • Vinod Kumar Omprakash also won bronze in 70kg category.

Men's Greco-Roman

  • Rajender Kumar won bronze in 55kg event.
  • Harpreet Singh won broze in 82 kg event.

Women's freestyle

  • Vinesh Phogat grabbed silver in 50 kg
  • Sangeeta Phogat  clinched bronze in 59 kg.
  • Sakshi Malik won bronze in 59 kg.

Expected Questions

Who among the following has become  first Indian woman to win gold at Asian Wrestling Championships 2018?
a. Vinesh Phogat
b.  Navjot Kaur
c. Sakshi Malik
d. Sangeeta Phogat

Bajrang Punia belongs to which of the following sports?
a. Wrestling
b. Boxing
c. Weight-lifting
d. None of the above

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