Vinesh Phogat Wrestles India To Glory Once Again, Wins Second Gold In Two Weeks

Vinesh Phogat Wrestles India To Glory Once Again, Wins Second Gold In Two Weeks

Vinesh Phogat won her second back to back gold in 53kg, winning the Yasar Dogu International by beating Ekaterina Poleshchuk.

Vinesh, who won just a week ago at the Grand Prix of Spain, beat her Russian adversary 9-5 in the last.

This was the third gold in the ladies’ opposition for India after Seema (50kg) and Manju (59kg) triumphed in their individual classes.

In transit the gold decoration session, Vinesh won two of her three sessions by Technical Superiority.

Divya Kakran (68kg), who won a gold in Madrid, and Pooja Dhanda (57kg), who won a silver, did not achieve the award rounds. While Divya couldn’t clear the capability round, Pooja lost in the quarterfinals.

Sakshi Malik, who was making a rebound after minor damage, did not achieve the decoration rounds.

Sakshi lost her pre-quarterfinal yet later persuaded an opportunity to be in dispute for a bronze award however lost the repechage round by a nearby edge to Russia’s Uliana Tukurenova.

In the men’s free-form, Rahul Aware (61kg) had secured his first vocation Ranking Series title with a strategic 4-1 triumph over Munir Aktas of Turkey. Utkarsh Kale had won bronze in a similar classification.

Deepak Punia agreed to silver in the 86kg in the wake of losing the last to Azerbaijan’s Aleksandr Gostiyev 2-7.

Sumit added to India’s count by winning a bronze in the 125kg.

Without Bajrang Punia, it was Sonba Tanaji Gongane, who contended in the 65kg yet lost his bronze decoration session to Turkey’s Cengizhan Erdogan by Technical Superiority.

Rajneesh (70kg) and Viky (92kg) too lost their bronze award session while Amit Dhankar (74kg) and Styawart Kadiyan (97kg) couldn’t cross their capability rounds.


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