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India cheers first woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games

Gold medalist Vinesh Vinesh of India poses on the podium. REUTERS/Issei Kato

By: Keerthi Mohan

India swelled with pride on Tuesday afterVinesh Phogat became the country’s first woman wrestler to win gold at the Asian Games, with congratulations pouring in from her family, politicians and Bollywood celebrities. Vinesh, 23, beat Japan’s Yuki Irie in the final of the 50kg category to clinch the title late Monday in Indonesia, sparking celebrations by her coaches who hoisted her up and ran a victory lap around the wrestling mat. “Nothing can match the feeling of winning a Gold for #India and all the wonderful people of our country whose blessings and wishes give me strength,” Vinesh posted on Twitter on Tuesday,…

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