Asian Wrestling Championships: Navjot Kaur Becomes first Indian woman to win gold

Woman wrestler Navjot Kaur made India proud as she becomes first Indian to win gold at Asian Wrestling Championships going on at Bishkek Kyrgyzstan on last Friday. Navjot was taking on Japan’s Miya Imai in the final of women’s 65kg category. She made the contest one sided by defeating Miya by a score of 9-1. This is also the first gold medal of India in Senior Asian Wrestling Championships.

Earlier winner of bronze medal at Rio Olympics, Sakshi malik clinched a bronze medal in 62kg freestyle category. She was taking on fight with Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova and won with 10-7 score. With this India now have total six medals in the championship that includes, one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

Navjot Kaur wrestler

A girl from Punjab’s Taran Taran born on 10 February, 1990, Navjot Kaur is Indian wrestler who started practising wrestling during her school days. She was encouraged by one of her school teacher as her physique was very much suited to this game. Fortunately her family provided her full support especially her father.

Navjot Kaur Career

Navjot Kaur started at the Khalsa School Sports Club and later become an employee of Indian Railways. She won her first major gold medal at Asian Junior Championships at Philippines in Manila. Where she participated in 67kg category. After that Navjot won a bronze medal at World Juniors in the same year.

A major achievement in Navjot Kaur’s Career came when she won Brobze at senior Asian Wrestling Championships in 67 category in 2011. She defeated China’s Yuanyuan Wang in the bronze medal match. In 2013, Navjot again won bronze at Wrestling World Cup.

Navjot Kaur has also played in Pro Wrestling League for Bengaluru-based team in 2015.

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