Navjot Kaur has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships and now the champion has set her eyes on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 28-year-old Kaur from Punjab created history when she beat Miya Imai of Japan 9-1 in the women's 65 kg freestyle category finals of the event at Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. Talking to a leading news agency Kaur stated;
It was a great moment for me. The people of the country and coaches had been waiting for long to see someone winning gold in the Asian Wrestling Championships. The team is very happy and so am I.She further added,
Now I am focused on Asian Games and Tokyo Olympics 2020 and will prepare hard for it.As Kaur brought pride to the country, her parents have credited their daughter's win to her hard work. Navjeet, Kaur's sister told ANI;
This victory is a message for all the girls that they should come forward to participate and excel more in sports.India finished with one gold, two silver and one bronze medals in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships. Vinesh Phogat and Pinki of the Indian Railways claimed silver medals, while Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik won a bronze in the 62-kg category.