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Vinesh Phogat: The Indian Wrestling Sensation

Vinesh Phogat is a name that needs no introduction in the Indian wrestling circuit. Born on August 25, 1994, in Bhiwani, Haryana, India, Vinesh is a freestyle wrestler who has made the country proud with her impressive records and numerous medals.

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Vinesh comes from a family of wrestlers. Her cousin, Geeta Phogat, is a well-known wrestler and Commonwealth Games medalist. Vinesh started training at a young age under the guidance of her uncle and coach, Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Records and Medals

Vinesh’s achievements are impressive:

  • Gold medalist at the 2018 Asian Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze medalist at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships
  • Two-time Asian Championship gold medalist (2018, 2019)
  • Three-time Commonwealth Championship gold medalist (2016, 2017, 2018)

Vinesh’s journey has not been without challenges. She faced a serious injury in 2016 that kept her out of action for several months. However, she made a remarkable comeback, winning the Asian Championship in 2018.

Vinesh’s success has inspired many young wrestlers in India, and she continues to be a role model for women in sports.

Vinesh Phogat’s dedication, hard work, and passion for wrestling have made her a force to be reckoned with in the wrestling world. Her records and medals are a testament to her talent, and she continues to inspire generations of young wrestlers in India.

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