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Vinesh, Ritu bag gold at Nationals Wrestling

It was double delight for the Phogat sisters.

News 16 Nov 2017, 23:00 IST

Vinesh Phogat

Indore, Nov 16 (PTI) Vinesh Phogat and Ritu Phogat bagged the gold medal in their respective weight categories of women's wrestling on the opening day of the National championship here today.

In women's wrestling, bouts were fought in only two weight categories today and in both, the Phogat sisters emerged triumphant.

While Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh, representing Railways, finished on the top of the podium after getting the better of Haryana's Manisha in women's 55kg, youngster Ritu bagged the yellow metal in women's 50kg after beating Nirmala.

According to the national women's team India coach Kuldeep Malik, both the Phogats performed well to ouster their respective opponents.

In Greco-Roman, Harpreet Singh of Punjab defeated Amarnath Yadav of Railways to win the gold medal in 82kg weight division

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