Naveen congratulates Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia for bagging gold in Asian Games


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia for winning gold medals for India in the ongoing 18th Asian Games in Jakarta of Indonesia.

Vinesh won a gold medal in the 50kg women’s freestyle event, India’s first-ever gold in women’s wrestling, on the second day of the Asian Games 2018 on Monday.

Similarly, Bajrang Punia gave India its first gold medal at the 18th edition of Asian Games with an 11-8 victory over Japan’s Takatani Daichi in the men’s freestyle 65 kg final on Sunday.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter Patnaik wrote, “Congratulations @Phogat_Vinesh & @BajrangPunia for #Wrestling your way to Gold for India. You have made India proud. My best wishes to all members of the Indian contingent for #AsianGames2018. Keep up the winning spirit.”



Apart from the gold medals, Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran of India won silver medals in Men’s 10m Air Rifle and Men’s Trap Singles events respectively. Besides, Ravi Kumar bagged bronze in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team and Apurvi Chandela in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team.

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