Asian Games: 20-year old Divya Kakran wins India another medal in wrestling


Indian teen wrestling sensation Divya Kakran won a Bronze medal in 68 kg freestyle category by beating Chen Wenling of Taipei in Jakarta, Indonesia on Day 3 of Asian Games.

Divya Kakran took just 90 seconds to score 10 points and clinched the medal through technical superiority against Chen Wenling. This is India’s 10th medal at the Asian Games.

20-year-old Divya Kakran had also won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, Gold coast earlier this year and had won a silver medal in Asian championships and had also won a gold in Commonwealth championship last year.

She became the third Indian wrestler to win a medal at ongoing Asian Games. Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia had won gold medal yesterday.

Vinesh’s gold medal was also a historic event as she became the first female wrestler to have won a gold medal at the Asian Games.

For 20-year-old Divya Kakran, her bronze medal at the Asian Games might just kickstart something special which could eventually lead her towards chasing greatness.

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