Vinesh Phogat won bronze at the World Wrestling Championship 2022 in the women’s 53kg category. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championship. She also became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at both the Commonwealth and Asian Games. At Commonwealth Games 2022, she won the gold medal in the women’s 53 kg freestyle wrestling category.
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Key Points related to Vinesh Phogat at World Wrestling Championship
- In the bronze medal bout, Vinesh defeated European Champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden by 8-0.
- Earlier in the Asian Games she defeated Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in the first repechage round.
- Vinesh made it to the bronze play-off through the repechage round after losing to Khulan Batkhuyag of Mongolia.
World Wrestling Championship 2022
The Indian contingent of the World Wrestling Championship 2022 men’s freestyle includes Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Pankaj Malik (61kg), Naveen Malik (70kg), Sagar Jaglan (74kg), Deepak Mirka (79kg), Sanjeet (86kg), Vicky Hooda (92kg), Vicky Chahar (97kg), Dinesh Dhankhar (125kg).
The women’s freestyle includes Ankush (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Sushma Shokeen (55kg), Sarita Mor (57kg), Mansi Ahlawat (59kg), Sonam Malik (62 kg), Shefali (65kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg), Reetika (72 kg), and Priyanka (76kg).