India bagged a second gold in the Asian Games, and we bring you the twitter reactions to Vinesh Phogat’s gold medal.
After Bajrang Punia on Day 1, it was Vinesh Phogat’s turn to give India the highest podium finish at the Asian Games 2018. The Indian wrestling star won the gold medal in 50 kg category, beating Japan’s Yuki Irie in the final 6-2.
Phogat continued on her terrific form from Commonwealth Games in Australia, where she cruised to the gold medal in the same category.
The 23-year old Indian wrestler started the day with a win over Sun Yanan of China. The Chinese wrestler beat Phogat in the Rio Olympics in 2016, after she had to bow out owing to injury.
Phogat’s course to the final was relatively easy as she won both her quarterfinals and semifinals on technical superiority.
After her win, many people took to twitter to celebrate India’s second gold medal. Here are some of the tweets on Phogat’s convincing victory:
— Suresh Menon (@sureshnmenon) August 20, 2018
Pocket dynamite Vinesh Phogat wins India its 2nd gold🥇 in the 50 kg freestyle category wrestling #AsianGames2018
— Masakadzas (@Nesenag) August 20, 2018
GOLD FOR INDIA: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat bags gold in women’s 50kg bout, winning against Japan’s Yuki Irie. India now has 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze so far.
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) August 20, 2018
Same Opponents..Very contrasting results!Vinesh Phogat Vs Sun Yanan
Pic1 :Olympic 2016
Pic2: Asian Games 2018
Those few secs today where Vinesh looked like she had leg cramps brought tears in my eyes.. And then the manner in which she pulled the victory! Hats-off! #VineshPhogat pic.twitter.com/T8hTGBCOcw
— Indian Sports Fan! (@SportsFan_India) August 20, 2018
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) August 20, 2018
GOLD ! What a takedown by @Phogat_Vinesh in the dying seconds !
She also becomes the first India woman to win a Gold Medal in Wrestling at Asian Games.
— Vipul (@Sporty_Baba) August 20, 2018
GOLD FOR VINESH! She isn’t a Phogat sister. She’s the Phogat sister. Two years after her career nearly ended at the Olympics Vinesh Phogat becomes champion of Asia. Beats Japan’s Yuki Erie 4-1 pic.twitter.com/3Ltp4etoFo
— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) August 20, 2018
Congratulations to @Phogat_Vinesh for winning gold medal in 50kg.🇮🇳💪🙏
— Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) August 20, 2018
Remember @Phogat_Vinesh getting injured in Rio. She was crying out in pain. She endured. Fought back. Now she wins gold for India. She will now live success. The story of sport. Congrats to her and her team.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 20, 2018
Vinesh Phogat 🇮🇳 wins Gold medal 🥇 in Women’s wrestling 50kg freestyle. #AsianGames2018
— Srikar (@SrikarNTR) August 20, 2018
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) August 20, 2018