Tokyo Games: Vinesh Phogat wants to win his first Olympic medal.© Twitter
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has been in full swing at the Tokyo Olympics and remains one of the key members and one of the strongest Olympic Contingent medals in the country. Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, the cousin of the former gold medalists of the Commonwealth, Vinesh proved himself at a young age and emerged from the shadows of his cousins. The 26-year-old from Haria was the first woman fighter to bag gold in the Commonwealth and Asian Games the same year.
Vinesh did not win a medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. However, he made a strong comeback and in 2018 the character showed his Olympic disappointment in winning gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Games.
After jumping into the 53-pound category, he won Bronze at the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships. Then, a medal in the Women’s 53-pound category at the World Championships in the same year secured her Olympic tie for Vinesh.
It seems that Vinesh is on the right track in 2021 with three major gold medal performances.
After winning gold in the Matteo Pellicone test in March this year, he took first place (gold medal) in the Asian Championship a month later.
The Indian wrestler continued his sparkling form as he won gold in the 53-kilo category at the Polish Open in Warsaw last month.
Arjuna of 2016 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna of 2020, Vinesh is expected to give his best performance at the Tokyo Olympics, following the previous Olympic disappointment and the last good bout.
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