Twitter reacts as Bajrang Punia wins India’s first gold medal at the Asian Games 2018.
Bajrang Punia put out a strong performance on the opening day at the Asian Games 2018 as he won India’s first gold medal. The Indian wrestler won almost all his bouts, bar the final against Daichi Takatani one-sidedly.
The final between Punia and Takatani finished in a close 10-8 win for the Indian wrestler, as Takatani scored points through consistent attacks on Punia’s legs, which have been a major weakness in his attacking gameplay. Punia, however, showed cleverness and emerged the Japanese with a brilliant combination of strength and skill to win the gold medal.
With this win, Punia has now won gold medals in both the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games this year.
This win is also significant for Punia because he lost to Daichi Takatani in the Asian Championships earlier this year.
As Punia won the gold medal, many people took to twitter to celebrate the occasion. Here are some of the tweets:
Bajrang Punia wins GOLD at Asian Games. Beats Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final. What an exciting bout!
— Vinay Siwach (@SiwachVinay) August 19, 2018
Gold for Bajrang Punia😍😍😍😍😍 First of the Asian games.Our Iranian coach is pumped up😭😭
— Karthik Raj (@kartcric) August 19, 2018
Congratulations to Bajrang Punia for winning India’s first gold medal at the #AsianGames2018 We are all very proud of you
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 19, 2018
Bajrang Punia has just emulated his mentor @DuttYogi in winning a Gold Medal at the Asian Games!!
The guru would be proud of this performance!!
— Sports In India (@IndiaAtSport) August 19, 2018
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) August 19, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 19, 2018
11-8 is the historic numerical for #IndianSportFan as #BajrangPunia bags #Gold !!! 🇮🇳 First #Gold at #18thAsianGames bt. Japan’s #TakataniDaichi by 11-8! #AsianGames #AsianGames2018 #Wrestling #Gold @BajrangPunia @FederationWrest @wrestling pic.twitter.com/XV9qbEWIhW
— BhuvanagiriNaveen_TRS (@NKB_TRS) August 19, 2018
— PRAKHAR TRIVEDI (@tarunsameerprak) August 19, 2018
Its National Anthem time friends, Bajrang Punia wins the 1st Gold medal for India. Bajrang beat Japanese wrestler in the final of men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling.
— Zubeen Lapsiwala (@ZubeenLapsiwala) August 19, 2018
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) August 19, 2018
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 19, 2018