Navjot Kaur: First Indian woman to win gold medal at Asian Wrestling Championships
Ace wrestler Navjot Kaur won gold medal in the 65kg freestyle wrestling category of Senior Asian Championships held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. With this, she created history by becoming first Indian woman wrestler to win gold medal in Senior Asian Championships. This was also India’s first gold in the ongoing championships. In the final match the women’s 65kg freestyle wrestling category, Navjot defeated Japan’s Miya Imai by 9-1 score.
Earlier, Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had who won the bronze in 62kg freestyle category after defeating Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova 10-7. These two medals have taken India’s overall medal tally to six, which consisted one gold, silver and four bronze medals.
Navjot Kaur (born 10 February 1990) represents India in the women’s freestyle wrestling in 67 kg category. She had won Bronze medal (67 kg category) at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In Asian Wrestling Championships, she had won Bronze medal in 2011, Silver medal in 2013. In 2013 Wrestling World Cup held in Ulanbaatar she had won Bronze medal.