Asian Games: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar win bronze

Incheon: Women grapplers Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar bagged a bronze medal each in the 48kg and 63kg freestyle events respectively as India made an impressive start in their wrestling campaign at the Asian Games here on Saturday.

Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar. Pics/PTI
Vinesh Phogat and Geetika Jakhar. Pics/PTI 

Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold winner Vinesh needed two minutes 31 seconds to beat Narangerel Erdenesukh of Mongolia in a completely one-sided bronze-medal bout. The referee stopped the bout after the Indian had taken 10-0 lead over her hapless opponent.

Smooth progress
Earlier, she made it to quarterfinals after pinning down Yongmi Pak of North Korea in a 3-1 'decision by point' verdict.

The Indian then recorded a verdict by fall win over Dauletbike Yakhshi Muratova of Uzbekistan in quarterfinals before losing to Eri Tosaka of Japan in the semifinals.

Geetika produced an even more dominant performance in her bronze-medal bout against Vietnam's Ly Thi Hien as she pinned down her opponent in just 55 seconds in a victory by fall verdict.

A silver medallist at the CWG, Geetika defeated Kazakhstan's Yekaterina Larionova 3-1 by decision by points in her first bout.

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