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.