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Asian Games 2018: Phogat's performance will inspire others, says PM Modi

Phogat won gold in the 50-kg category at the 18th edition of the tournament, held in Indonesia

Vinesh Phogat  |  Narendra Modi  |  Woman Wrestler

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Vinesh Phogat at Asian games 2018
India's Vinesh Phogat celebrates after winning the Gold medal in women's freestyle 50 kg wrestling at the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister congratulated Vinesh Phogat, who created history today by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

"India rejoices in the victory of @Phogat_Vinesh," Modi tweeted. The prime minister added that Phogat's repeated success would inspire upcoming athletes.

Phogat won gold in the 50-kg category at the 18th edition of the tournament, held in Indonesia.

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First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 06:44 IST