Seema Punia (in blue) claimed the gold in the Asian Games © Getty Images
Seema Punia (in blue) claimed the gold in the Asian Games © Getty Images

Incheon: Sep 29, 2014

India’s discus thrower Seema Punia won the gold medal while her compatriot Krishna Poonia finished fourth in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday. Chinese Xiaoxin Lu and Jian Tan picked up the silver and bronze, respectively.

Earlier on Monday, Indian wrestler Bajrang had to remain content with the silver medal after losing his final bout while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav clinched the bronze in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium. Bajrang lost the men’s freestyle 61kg final 1-3 to Iranian Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari and settled for the silver medal. After a short while, Bajrang’s compatriot, Yadav won the bronze medal in the freestyle 74kg beating Japan’s Daisuke Shimada in a play-off match.

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