Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat

Personal Information

Full Name Vinesh Phogaat
Date of Birth August 25, 1994
Nationality Indian
Height 1.65m
Role Women’s Freestyle 53kg

Vinesh Phogat News

Paris Olympics 2024: Sports Ministry accused of favoritism; masseur loses Olympic Village spot to accommodate star players' coaches Paris Olympics 2024: Sports Ministry accused of favoritism; masseur loses Olympic Village spot to accommodate star players' coaches
Paris Olympics 2024: Sports Ministry accused of favoritism; masseur loses Olympic Village spot to accommodate star players' coaches
Paris Olympics 2024 Indian Wrestling Squad: Complete list of wrestlers in the Indian contingent ft. Vinesh Phogat and Aman Sehrawat Paris Olympics 2024 Indian Wrestling Squad: Complete list of wrestlers in the Indian contingent ft. Vinesh Phogat and Aman Sehrawat
Paris Olympics 2024 Indian Wrestling Squad: Complete list of wrestlers in the Indian contingent ft. Vinesh Phogat and Aman Sehrawat
Paris Olympics 2024: Antim Panghal and Aman Sehrawat only seeded Indian wrestlers among six-member contingent Paris Olympics 2024: Antim Panghal and Aman Sehrawat only seeded Indian wrestlers among six-member contingent
Paris Olympics 2024: Antim Panghal and Aman Sehrawat only seeded Indian wrestlers among six-member contingent
Vinesh Phogat Gold Medal: When was the last time the Indian wrestler won a gold medal? Vinesh Phogat Gold Medal: When was the last time the Indian wrestler won a gold medal?
Vinesh Phogat Gold Medal: When was the last time the Indian wrestler won a gold medal?
Spain Grand Prix: Paris Olympics-bound Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women's 50kg category Spain Grand Prix: Paris Olympics-bound Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women's 50kg category
Spain Grand Prix: Paris Olympics-bound Vinesh Phogat wins gold in women's 50kg category

Vinesh Phogat Videos

CWG 2022: Maari chhoriya chhoro se kam hai ke ft. Vinesh Phogat & Anshu Malik | Wrestling
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CWG 2022: Maari chhoriya chhoro se kam hai ke ft. Vinesh Phogat & Anshu Malik | Wrestling
Asian Wrestling Championship - Silver for Sakshi and Bronze for Vinesh
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Asian Wrestling Championship - Silver for Sakshi and Bronze for Vinesh
Asian Games 2018 Day 2 Highlights
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Asian Games 2018 Day 2 Highlights
Vinesh Phogat Talking About The 2018 Asian Games
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Vinesh Phogat Talking About The 2018 Asian Games

Vinesh Phogat: A Brief Biography

CategoryFreestyle
Weight48/50/53 kg
StateHaryana
Medal Record
2019 World Wrestling ChampionshipsBronze
2018 Asian GamesGold
2018 Commonwealth GamesGold
2018 Asian ChampionshipsSilver
2017 Asian ChampionshipsSilver


Vinesh Phogat is one of India’s top wrestlers, who has brought home a number of medals from various competitions around the world.


Vinesh Phogat- Early Life, Family & Background


Hailing from one of the traditional wrestling families from Haryana, Vinesh was introduced to wrestling from an early age by her uncle and former wrestler Mahavir Phogat. She, along with her cousins Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari and Ritu Phogat were trained by Mahavir.


However, their early days in wrestling were not as smooth as expected. A large number of villagers were not in favour of the four girls being introduced to the sport, something that they felt was against the morals of their community.


However, Mahavir encouraged the four girls to go against the norms and build a successful wrestling career later in life, something that all of them have been able to do.


Vinesh Phogat Achievements


Vinesh Phogat first made a mark on the international scene when she was 19, as she clinched a bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi in 2013 in the 51kg category. She followed that up by winning silver at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in the same year, in South Africa.


However, her breakthrough moment came in the following year at the Comonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Vinesh, who moved from the 51 kg to the 48 kg category, defeated home favourite Yanna Rattigan of England in the final, to clinch the gold medal.


Yet more medals were to follow after the CWG win, as Phogat made it all the way to the bronze medal bout at the 2014 Asian Games, where she faced Narangerel Eredenesukh of Mongolia by a massive 10-0 margin.


She carried on her fine form at the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha, where she clinched another silver medal, before winning the Olympic qualification tournament in Istanbul.


While her career seemed to be on a steep rise at this point, Vinesh suffered a huge setback in the following year at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


Phogat, who was going strongly in the tournament, crashed out in the quarterfianls against Sun Yana of China due to a knee injury. Pictures of the young Indian wrestler holding her knee and crying profusely on the mat filled the media, as she was stretchered out.


However, she announced a strong comeback into wrestling, as she clinched a silver medal at the Asian WrestlingChampionship, in Kyrgyzstan in 2018.


This would serve as a great confidence boost to Vinesh, who is currently preparing for the Commonwealth and the Asian Games, set to be held in 2018.

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