With the 2015 National Games just around the corner, Sports Rediscovered brings a recap of how Indian wrestlers fared in 2014. Yogeshwar Dutt scripted history in Incheon by ending a 28-year long wait for a Gold Medal in Wrestling at the Asian Games. While the graph has otherwise gone down a little from the previous year,
Yogeshwar pinned his spirited Chinese opponent to reverse the lead and make it to the Asian Games gold medal match.After the match was over, Yogeshwar crossed the playing arena and then sat down, completely drained off all energy. Such was the stupendous effort by Yogeshwar, that his coaches had to come and carry him off.
Day 8 of the Incheon Asian Games turned out to be the most successful and glittering day of the competition for India so far. Archery and squash brought two gold medals on a day of medal rush. Shooting chipped in with a bronze. There were more medals in wrestling, archery, athletics as well as shooting
Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar added two bronze medals to India’s kitty as Indian Women Wrestlers did us proud on Sunday. They succeeded in winning the medals in the women’s freestyle 48 kg and 63 Kg respectively. The two male wrestlers who fought on the opening day were Amit Kumar(57 Kg Freestyle) and Parveen Rana(70
It has been 28 years since India won a gold medal in Asian Games Wrestling. Kartar Singh had bagged gold in this event in the 1986 Seoul Asian Games.