Asian Games 2018: Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold
Bajrang Punia won the gold medal in the 65 kg category of freestyle wrestling event after beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani in the final. Punia outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 13-3, winning by technical superiority, in the first round. He followed that up with another gallant show in the quarter-final as he subdued Tajikistan’s Abdulqosim Fayziev 12-2 to storm into the last four. He was in his elements again in the semi-final bout as he overpowered Mongolia’s Batmagnai Batchuluun 10-0 to win his third straight bout via technical superiority.