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Vinesh Phogat Biography

Vinesh Phogat is India's brightest medal prospect at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Grown up in Haryana, the cousin of India's first women wrestler Geeta Phogat, announced her arrival on the world stage by clinching bronze at the Asian Wrestling Championships in 2013. The reigning Commonwealth Games champion wrestles in the 48-kg category and has put up some world-class performances in recent years. After being disqualified for being 400 gms overweight in the penultimate Olympic qualifying tournament held in Mongolia, Vinesh won a gold medal in the last qualifying tournament to book a place at the Olympics in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Indian wrestlers reach South Africa for Commonwealth Championship
Indian wrestlers reach South Africa for Commonwealth Championship
India's contingent includes Sushil Kumar, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik among others.
Indian sportsperson livid after Dangal actress alleges molestation on Delhi-Mumbai flight
Indian sportsperson livid after Dangal actress alleges molestation on Delhi-Mumbai flight
Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Vistara Airlines for more details on the matter.
Vinesh, Ritu bag gold at Nationals Wrestling
Vinesh, Ritu bag gold at Nationals Wrestling
It was double delight for the Phogat sisters.
Indian sports stars defend Mithali Raj after she is trolled on Twitter over choice of dress
Indian sports stars defend Mithali Raj after she is trolled on Twitter over choice of dress
The likes of Vinesh Phogat and Sushil Kumar condemned the situation.
System should also admit to its fault: Vinesh Phogat on World Championship debacle
System should also admit to its fault: Vinesh Phogat on World Championship debacle
Phogat said the wrestlers are ready to accept responsibility for the debacle but also urged the system to do some soul searching.
World Wrestling Championship 2017: Sakshi, Vinesh suffer first-round exits as hunt for first medal goes on
World Wrestling Championship 2017: Sakshi, Vinesh suffer first-round exits as hunt for first medal goes on
It was yet another disappointing day for India.
World Wrestling Championship 2017: India’s bad run continues on Day 3, wait for first medal still on
World Wrestling Championship 2017: India’s bad run continues on Day 3, wait for first medal still on
A lot would be riding on Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat when they step on the mat on Thursday.
World Wrestling Championship 2017: Disappointing start for India on Day 1
World Wrestling Championship 2017: Disappointing start for India on Day 1
The Greco-Roman contest has never been India’s strong point and Monday didn't spring any surprise.
Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat qualify for Senior World Wrestling Championship 2017
Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat qualify for Senior World Wrestling Championship 2017
The event is to be held in Paris next month.
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Hindi sports biopic Dangal
Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Hindi sports biopic Dangal
The exchange between the two world leaders was a memorable one.
No change in Olympic qualification policy: Wrestling Federation president
No change in Olympic qualification policy: Wrestling Federation president
The wrestler who wins the Olympic quota will be the one that will represent the country at the Olympics, the WFI has confirmed.
2016 - A leap year in which Indian sportswomen leaped miles forward
2016 - A leap year in which Indian sportswomen leaped miles forward
With great performances from PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar among others, the year 2016 truly belonged to Indian women in sports.
The real 'Dangal': The story of the real struggle of the Phogat sisters under 'coach' Mahavir Singh Phogat
The real 'Dangal': The story of the real struggle of the Phogat sisters under 'coach' Mahavir Singh Phogat
The book, Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat sheds light on how exactly Geeta Phogat was trained by her father.
India's Chief Medical Officer at Rio Olympics was indeed a radiologist
India's Chief Medical Officer at Rio Olympics was indeed a radiologist
Pawandeep Singh, the chief medical office is the son of Tarlochan Singh who is the vice-president of the Indian Olympic Association.
While Sakshi Malik continues to make waves, 'unsung hero' Kuldeep Malik yet to get cash awards
While Sakshi Malik continues to make waves, 'unsung hero' Kuldeep Malik yet to get cash awards
The credit for Sakshi's meteoric rise to the glory of a bronze medal in Rio does not go to her alone.
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