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Navjot Kaur wins 65kg Asian gold

Navjot Kaur... golden deeds.

Navjot Kaur... golden deeds.  


She becomes the first Indian woman to claim an Asian gold

Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman to claim a gold medal in the Asian wrestling championships when she defeated Imai Miyu of Japan in the final to win the 65kg title in the Kyrgyzstan capital on Friday.

In a competition involving only six competitors, Navjot, who had bagged Asian bronze (2011) and silver (2013) medals and a Commonwealth Games bronze medal (2014), lost to Imai 4-4 and won against Uzbekistan’s Baltaniyazova Bakhtigul 10-0 in her group to make it to the semifinal.

The 28-year-old beat Mongolian Enkhbayar Tsevegmed 2-1 in the last four and got the better of Mai 9-1 in the final to corner the yellow metal.

Bronze for Sakshi

Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had to settle for a bronze medal after losing 6-6 to eventual silver medallist Xiaojuan Luo of China in a 62kg first round bout.

In the repechage rounds, Sakshi defeated Jiae Choi of Korea 11-0 and Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan 10-7 to bag the bronze.

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