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Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat:

Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in 53 kilogram category in Belgrade, Serbia.

  • The Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medalist defeated reigning European champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden.
  • This is her second bronze medal at the Championships. She had previously earned a podium position in the 2019 edition of the tournament at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
  • Vinesh Phogat is an Indian wrestler. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games.
  • Phogat became the first Indian athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards in 2019.
  • Vinesh is the cousin of wrestlers Geetha and Babita. Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.