Asian Games 2018: Wrestling Live Score, Latest Updates - Bajrang Punia wins India's first Gold of Asian Games 2018

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2018 21:31 IST

India win first gold thanks to Bajrang Punia's triumph in the 65kg freestyle category.


21:31 (IST)19 AUG 2018

And that's that for today's action. India's wrestling contingent on day one walked away with just one medal when they would have come hoping for much more. But that one medal was gold and it came thanks to Bajrang Punia's triumph in the 65kg freestyle category. Join us again tomorrow when the Indian women hope to better the men's tally in wrestling from day one.

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Iran walk away with the gold medal in 97kg freestyle category. Kyrgyzstan have to settle for Silver while Uzbekistan and Korea end up with Bronze.

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The final encounter of the day will see Iran take on Kyrgyzstan in the gold medal bout in the 97kg freestyle category.

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Uzbekistan and Korea end up with the Bronze medals in the 97kg category.

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The final wrestling event of the day is the 97kg category.

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In the 86kg category, Iran win GOLD, Lebanon claim silver while Kazakhstan and Mongolia take Bronze.

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Just one medal in wrestling for India on day one but it was a gold medal. Bajrang Punia won it in the 65kg freestyle category.

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Orgodol beats Pawan Kumar 8-1 to pick up the bronze medal for Mongolia. 

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Another great move by Orgodol who goes up 8-1 with just over a minute to go. Can he finish it off here? Not quite.

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Pawan Kumar finally gets on the board but Mongolia still lead 6-1 with just under 100 seconds to go.

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Mongolia now up by 5-0 with just 104 seconds to go. It looks like this one is over.

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Great start for Mongolia, Orgodol now up 3-0 with two minutes to go.

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It has been extremely defensive so far from both wrestlers and at the end of the first period, Mongolia lead 1-0.

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And Mongolia picks up the first point with 75 seconds in the first period.

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We are underway and it has been a cautious bout so far. A minute gone and no point for either wrestler so far.

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It will be India vs Mongolia for the Bronze medal in the 86kg category.

20:33 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Kazakhstan pick up the first Bronze medal. Can India end their day with a bronze medal in wrestling? Here's Pawan Kumar who will be trying to do just that.

20:30 (IST)19 AUG 2018

The medal games for the 86kg category has begun with the Bronze medal encounter between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The next game will be India's Pawan Kumar who will take on Orgodol Uitumen in the other bronze medal encounter.

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In the 86kg category, Uzbekistan got the GOLD medal while Kazakhstan had to settle for silver, Korea and Japan walk away with the Bronze medal.

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India's first Gold Medal of Asian Games 2018 came courtesy of Bajrang Punia in Wrestling

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In the 65kg category. India win GOLD, Japan take Silver while Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan walk away with the Bronze.

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Bajrang Punia gives India its first GOLD MEDAL of Asian Games 2018.

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Bajrang Punia beats Takatani 10-8 and India win GOLD.

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Both players pick up two points apiece in quick succession. India still lead 10-8.

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But Bajrang bounces back immediately and takes a 8-6 lead with 100 seconds left.

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The scores are level. It is now 6-6 with just over two minutes left. What a comeback.

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Takatani is just two points behind and he now has three minutes to take the lead and walk away with the gold medal. Can he do it? We are back underway for the second period.

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A great comeback from Takatani, who has comeback from 0-6 down to finish the first period at 4-6.

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Finally Japan get on the board, the deficit is now just four with over a minute to go in the first period.

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And out of nowhere Bajrang Punia is now up 6-0 inside 75 seconds. WHAT A START!

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Bajrang Punia trying to take the attack to Takatani early. He goes up 2-0 inside the first minute.

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India's gold medal hope Bajrang Punia now walks into the arena. He is assured of a medal. But will it be gold or silver? The crowd erupts as both players walk in.

19:20 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Next up is the gold medal encounter in the 65kg category as India's Bajrang Punia takes on Japan's Takatani Daichi.

19:15 (IST)19 AUG 2018

Next up is the 65kg category. Uzbekistan walk away with the Bronze after beating Mongolia. The other Bronze medal goes to Kazakhstan who beat Turkmenistan.

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Mongolia win the 57kg freestyle Gold, DPR Korea take Silver while Japan and Iran walk away with the Bronze medal.

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There is a slight change in the schedule. Punia's match might be on earlier than 8. Most likely to be in the next 15 minutes.

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The action will restart at 8 PM IST when the gold medal encounter between India's Bajrang Punia and Japan's Takatani Daichi in the final of the 65kg freestyle category.

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There will now be a break in the proceedings before the bronze and gold medals matches take place. 

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India's Bajrang Punia will now face Japan's Takatani Daichi in the final of the 65kg freestyle category at 8.00 PM IST. 

Pawan Kumar will face Orgodol for a bronze medal in the 86 kg category at 8.24 PM IST.

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Pawan Kumar beats Indonesia's Fahriansyah 11-0. He will face Orgodol Uitumen in the bronze medal encounter of the 86kg category.

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But he comes out like a house on fire in the second period, where scores 10 points in just over a minute to secure the win.

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Tentative start from Pawan Kumar. At the end of the first period, he is up 1-0.

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If Pawan Kumar defeats Fahriansyah, he will face Orgodol Uitumen in the bronze medal encounter.

16:59 (IST)19 AUG 2018

In the 86kg category, Iran's Yazdanicharati Hassan beats Orgodol Uitumen to reach the final. Now Pawan Kumar will face Indonesia's Fahriansyah in round 2 of the repechage and still has a chance of claiming a bronze medal.

16:42 (IST)19 AUG 2018

What an upset in the 97kg categoy as Ibragimov Magomed crashes out. With him goes Mausam Khatri's hopes of a bronze.

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India's Bajrang Punia will now face Japan's Takatani Daichi in the final of the 65kg category at 7.00 PM IST.

16:28 (IST)19 AUG 2018

India are now assured of a medal in the Men's Freestyle 65kg as Bajrang Punia is through to the final.

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Bajrang Punia completes a 10-0 win on technical superiority over Batchuluun Batmagnai in the 65kg semi-final.

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At the end of the period, Bajrang Punia leads 8-0.

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There is an injury and the doctors are attending to Batchuluun Batmagnai. Bajrang is now just two points away from securing his third successive win on a technical superiority.
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