Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold in women’s 53 kg freestyle at Poland Ranking Series | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold in women’s 53 kg freestyle at Poland Ranking Series

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Tokyo Olympic Games bound wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the women’s 53kg freestyle gold with an 8-0 win over Khrystyna Bereza of Ukraine at the Poland Ranking Series in Warsaw.

With less than 50 days to go for the Olympic Games to begin, Vinesh looked strong in defence and swift in attacks and counter-attacks.

This was Phogat’s third gold medal in as many tournaments in last two months. She won the yellow metal in Sassari and Yasar Dogu ranking tournaments in Italy and Turkey respectively. Since changing her weight category from 50 kg to 53 kg, she has won a silver, a bronze, and three gold medals.

She will also represent India at the World Championships in Nursultan, Kazakhstan in September.

The Championships offer six Tokyo Olympic quotas in each weight category.

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