Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53 kg category in the Commonwealth Games 2022. She defeated Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don of Sri Lanka. Phogat won the gold medal match by 4-0 via Victory by fall. She took two minutes and 24 seconds to win India’s second gold of the day at the CWG.
About the Vinesh Phogat:
- Vinesh Phogat (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games. She became the first Indian athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards in 2019.
- Phogat comes from a successful family of wrestlers, with her cousins being international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well.
- Vinesh is the daughter of wrestler Rajpal Phogat and cousin of wrestlers Geetha and Babita. Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.