Vinesh Phogat
Country India
Date of Birth 1994-08-25
Age 26 years
Birth Place Balali ,India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 48kg
Vinesh Phogat, Women's 48kg Freestyle , Wrestling
  • Vuc Emilia Alina (ROU)
    17th Aug, 7:02pm
    Score:11-0
    WON
  • Sun Yahan
    17th, Aug 8:20p.m
    Score:1-2(Lost due to Injury)
    LOST

Achievements

  • Silver at Common Wealth Wrestling Championship 2013
  • Bronze at Asian Wrestling Championship 2013 and 2016
  • Bronze at Asian Games 2014
  • Gold at Common wealth Games 2014
  • Silver at Asian Wrestling Championship 2015
  • Gold medal in the 2nd World wide Qualifier tournament held in Istanbul, Turkey 2016

 

Biography

She comes from an envied background of wrestlers. Her cousins Geeta and Babita Kumari are international wresters and their influence was understandable. For one so young, Vinesh has good international exposure but her qualifiction for her main Olympics came in the Istanbul qualifcation tournament where she won the gold medal.

 

At the 2015 Asian Championship in Doha she earned a silver and at the Asian Games Incheon, she won a bronze. Her one big success was in the 201 commonwealth games in Glasgow wher she won the gold with impressive wins enroute. In the 2013 Commonwealth championship in Johannesburg, Vinesh claimed a silver. Ranked 13 in the world, Vinesh believes she is ready for the Olympics.