Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal in the Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial Event – Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins Ukraine wrestling tournament, ‘Golden comeback’ after a year


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The country’s star female wrestler Vinesh Phogat made a stunning comeback to the finals of the Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial. The daughter of India beat Belarus wrestler and former world champion Vanessa Kalajinskaya 10-8 in the title match. Vinesh, who had already won the Tokyo Olympic ticket in the women’s 53kg category, won this gold in the same category. Vinesh had been training in Europe since November 2020 after a lapse in lockdown. Defeating the world number seven wrestler was not so easy for him.

Before reaching the finals, Vinesh had played strong in the quarter-finals and pre-quarter-finals. The Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist defeated Romania’s Ana A 2–0 in the semi-finals. Vinesh landed in the ring after a year of staying away from the game due to Corona epidemic and lockdown. Now, after winning the final, Phogat will go on to compete in the first ranked tournament of this season to be held in Rome from 4-7 March.

Outperformed Corona
Vinesh Phogat was also infected with Corona. His report came positive just a day before he received the Khel Ratna Award on the occasion of National Sports Day. His first coach OP Dahiya was also found infected with Corona, who was selected for the Dronacharya Award.

History was created by winning gold medal
The 26-year-old female wrestler, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, set a record by winning a gold medal in the 50kg category of the 18th Asian Games wrestling competition. She became the first female wrestler to win two consecutive Asiad medals. Vinesh won a bronze in the Incheon Asian Games. In addition, she has won silver at the 2018 Asian Championships and gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The country’s star female wrestler Vinesh Phogat made a stunning comeback to the finals of the Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial. The daughter of India beat Belarus wrestler and former world champion Vanessa Kalajinskaya 10-8 in the title match. Vinesh, who had already won the Tokyo Olympic ticket in the women’s 53kg category, won this gold in the same category. Vinesh had been training in Europe since November 2020 after a lapse in lockdown. Defeating the world number seven wrestler was not so easy for him.

Before reaching the finals, Vinesh had played strong in the quarter-finals and pre-quarter-finals. The Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist defeated Romania’s Ana A 2–0 in the semi-finals. Vinesh landed in the ring after a year of staying away from the game due to Corona epidemic and lockdown. Now, after winning the final, Phogat will go on to compete in the first ranked tournament of this season to be held in Rome from 4-7 March.

Outperformed Corona

Vinesh Phogat was also infected with Corona. His report came positive just a day before he received the Khel Ratna Award on the occasion of National Sports Day. His first coach OP Dahiya was also found infected with Corona, who was selected for the Dronacharya Award.

History was created by winning gold medal

The 26-year-old female wrestler, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, set a record by winning a gold medal in the 50kg category of the 18th Asian Games wrestling competition. She became the first female wrestler to win two consecutive Asiad medals. Vinesh won a bronze in the Incheon Asian Games. In addition, she has won silver at the 2018 Asian Championships and gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.




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