It is indeed for wrestling in India a Holi! Keeping the head high of India is the Navjot Kaur. Defeating her opponent, Miya Imai from Japan with a simple 9-1 victory, Navjot Kaur has written a new page in the history books. With this success, Kaur has become the first Indian women to have won in the Asian Wrestling Championships. Najot Kaur won the title in the 65 kg category defeated her opponent.
India has so far bagged one gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal. India were in the spot in the medals tally. Vinesh Phogat and Pinki of Railways bagged medals.
It is not Kaur who have bagged a medal. Sakshi Malik won the bronze medal in the 62 kg category in the same championship. Malik defeated Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan. Malik earned the spot by defeating Jiae Choi of Korea, to compete for the bronze medal.
Kaur achievement is no more than a dream come true for her! Back in 2011, Kaur was eliminated in Banzyaragzh Oyunsuren of Mongolia’s hand in the semi-finals but managed to bronze medal.
In two years time, in the 2013, in 2013 Wrestling World Cup Kaur won the bronze medal. However Navjot Kaur won the silver medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships. Navjot Kaur’s strive for gold reached new highs and then came in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Navjot wrestled against the Dori Yeats of Canada but regrettably she was defeated in the semis. Afterwards, she won from Soctland’s Sarah Jones and competed for the bronze medal.