Divya Kakran won gold in 68 kg category while Pinky won gold in 55 kg weight category
After the victory, Kakran said – to get 5 points, I had to win all the matches to surprise the opposition, so I played aggressively
Dainik BhaskarFeb 20, 2020, 06:51 PM IST Sports Desk. Thursday was a good day for India in the Asian Wrestling Championship. Two women wrestlers from India created history by winning gold. Divya Kakran started He won all his matches in the 68 kg weight category by beating the opposition wrestler. It also includes Japan's Junior World Champion Naruha Matyusuki. After Divya, Pinky gave the country the second gold in the women's 55 kg category. They defeated Mongolia's Dulgun Bollorma 2–1 in the final. With this victory, she became the third Indian woman to win gold in championship history. Pinky defeated Marina Juyeva 6–0 in the semi-finals.
Asian Games bronze medalist Divya defeated Kazakhstan's Albina Carjelinova first in 68kg and then defeated Dalgerma Enkhsaikhan of Mongolia. Her defense against the Mongolian wrestler showed some weakness, but she managed to defeat her opponent. In the third round, Divya faced Uzbekistan's Ejoda Esbjernova and they stunned her in just 27 seconds. After this, he got the goods from Junior World Champion of Japan. At this time, Divya took a 4–0 lead over him. But in the second round, the Japanese wrestler equalized the score at 4-4. But the Indian wrestler returned with an aggressive game and took the match to his name.
I took a threat for a big win: Divya
After winning, Divya said that I had to win all the matches by beating the opposition to get 5 points. Because the Japanese wrestler was winning by a large margin. So I took a threat for a big win. However, the coach forbade me to do so. Navjot Kaur was the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Championship. She won the title in the 65 kg category in 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.