Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat’s loss to Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in the women’s 53kg quarter-final ended her journey on acquiring gold at Tokyo Olympics. Despite her efforts, the 26-year-old could not escape Kaladzinskaya’s headlock. Vinesh’s popular double-leg attack did not fetch any points in this game. Besides, Vinesh’s only possibility to win a medal will be if she qualifies for repechage rounds.
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Ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has clinched a gold in the prestigious Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series, consequently leaping by 14 points to retrieve her world number one rank. Vinesh surmounted the opening session and continued to lead in the second to defeat Canada's Diana Mary Helen Weicker by 4-0 in the 53kg category. Notably, Vinesh is India's only female wrestler to have qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won gold by defeating 2017 world champion Belarusian Vanesa Kaladzinskaya at the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament. Beginning with a 4-0 lead in the 53kg category, the world number three endured and delivered consistent attacks to finish 10-8 in Ukraine. Vinesh, the only Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Games, will next represent India in the UWW 'Matteo Pellicone'… read-more
BBC has nominated Indian hockey skipper Rani Rampal, chess-ace Koneru Humpy and shooter Manu Bhaker for 'Indian Sportswoman of the Year' award. Besides, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and sprinter Dutee Chand are also in the run. The winner will be decided via public voting open till February 24 and will be announced on International Women's Day on March 8. BBC also announced to host ‘Sports Hackathon’ to add over 300 Wikipedia entries of 50 Indian… read-more
The Vice Captain of Indian Cricket Team Rohit Sharma, along with Indian woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat, table tennis player Manika Batra and paralympian M Thangavelu have been recommended for India's highest Sports honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. The awards this year will be presented virtually… read-more