Navjot scripts history at Asian Wrestling Championships

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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), March 2 (IANS) Navjot Kaur scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships here on Friday.

Navjot thrashed Japan’s Miya Imai 9-1 in the final to emerge champion in the women’s 65 kilogram category.

Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik took bronze in the women’s 62kg category with a hard fought 10-7 win in the play-off over Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazhakstan.

India now have a medal tally of one gold, one silver and four bronze in the competition.

–IANS

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