This Friday, India saw history being written, as Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold in the Asian Wrestling Championships, in the 65kg freestyle category in Bishkek.
Navjot beat Japan’s Miya Imai with a score of 9-1 to bag the gold; which was also India’s first gold in the ongoing championship.
The current medal tally for India stands at 6, which includes a gold, a silver and four bronze medals.
28-year old Navjot put up a great fight, a testament to the fact that she has had a considerable experience in the field.
She had earlier won a silver at the Asian Championships in 2013 and a bronze in 2014 Commonwealth Games in 67kg.
Indian female wrestlers are definitely throwing great punches, with Sakshi winning a bronze and Vinesh Phogat winning a silver.
Even Twitter was abound with congratulatory messages for the dedicated wrestler.
T 2731 – #NavjotKaur first woman from India to win Gold in Asian Wrestling Championships .. Amazing ! many congratulations .. India Booming all over .. JAI HIND !!!🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/O1ff0MdkjV— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 2, 2018
Sikh woman, #NavjotKaur beats Japan’s Miya Imai 9-1 to win a Gold medal 🥇 and become the FIRST Indian woman wrestler to win GOLD in #AsianWrestlingChampionship! She won her Gold medal in Women’s Freestyle 65 Kgs category in #Kyrgyzstan.Winning moments captured by @wrestling pic.twitter.com/G6dY2bP1K1— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 2, 2018
Congratulations Ladies… more laurels to you… @Media_SAI @IndiaSports #kheloIndia Asian Wrestling Championships: Navjot Kaur clinches gold, Sakshi Malik wins bronze https://t.co/B6KAlRIWJM— Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) March 3, 2018
Congratulate #NavjotKaur on winning gold and @SakshiMalik on winning bronze at the #AsianWrestlingChampionship. A historic win and proud moment for #India. #IndiaRising— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) March 3, 2018
Congratulations to #NavjotKaur on winning #Gold, @Phogat_Vinesh on winning #Silver & @SakshiMalik on winning #Bronze medal at #AsianWrestlingChampionship in different categories. These ace women wrestlers are making history. Proud & inspiring moment for all Indians.— Abhishek Singh (@CGAbhishekSingh) March 3, 2018
You can watch the exciting match here.