Yogeswar Dutt breaks 28 years jinx with Gold

Yogeswar Dutt clinched a gold on the Ninth day in the Incheon Asiad to make it the first wrestling medal since 1986.besside the day witness another record being made for India as Khushbir Kaur, as the first Indian women achieved the podium finish in 20 km walking.

Yogeswar Dutt
Yogeswar Dutt
Following a good medal haul from the day-8 operations in Incheon the Indian contingent grabbed 8 more medals on the 9th day to make place in the top 10 in the second biggest sports competition in the world.
The Olympic Bronze medalist Yogeswar Dutt prevailed upon Zalim Khan Yusopov in a tough wrestling bout to claim the gold for India. For Dutt the semifinal clash was more tough as the ace wrestler was trailing behind his Chinese rival most of the time before he made a miraculous come back to enter into the final.
Khushbir Kaur, the 21 year old from Amritsar clocked 1:33:07 in the 20 Km walking to finish behind Lu Xiuzhi of China who covered the distance in 1:31:06 to win the gold.
Tennis brought three medals, all Bronze on the day. Yuki made some undeserved errors in the last two sets in the semifinal against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka to lose the match 6-3, 2-6,1-6 to be content with the Bronze.
In women’s semifinal Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombre lost in a tough fought semifinal face off with Chinese Taipei’s Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsiehin 6-7 (1-7) 6-2 10-4 to settle with the bronze.
Diviji Saran and Yuki Bhambri stumbled at the semifinal in the men’s double against their rivalYongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung 6-7 (8) 7-6 (6) 9-1 to be content with bronze.
Besides there are two more promising results from the tennis court. Saket Myneni combined with Sanam singh made place in the bout for gold in doubles. Saketh Myneni is also in another gold fray as he combined with Sania Mirza has entered into the final face off in the mixed doubles.
Four medals including the Silver of Khushbir Singh came from the track and field. M.R Puvamma clocked 52.36 second to make place on the podium for the bronze in the 400 m race. However her personal best timing of 51.73 could have fetched her silver as the Vietnamese thi lan quach clocked 52.06 sec to bag the silver.
in the men’s 400m race Rajiv Arokia bettered his personal timing and clocked 45.92 but it was found to be a finish for the bronze.
Manju Bala threw the hammer to 60.47 m for a bronze medal in the women’s category

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