Vinesh Phogat Clinches 2 World Wrestling Championship Medals, Makes History By Becoming The First Indian Woman To Do So
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat created history as she won India’s first medal at the 2022 World Wrestling Championship that was held in Belgrade on Wednesday. The ace wrestler clinched a bronze in the women’s 53 kg event as she beat Sweden’s Jonna Malmgren.
Vinesh Phogat’s big win made her India’s first female wrestler to win two medals at the Worlds.
Vinesh after winning her third Commonwealth Games gold medal in Birmingham, was thrown down by her Mongolian opponent in the final seconds of her bout. Batkhuyag went on to win silver.
Earlier, Nisha Dahiya came close to becoming the second Indian woman to reach a World Wrestling Championships final after she lost 5-4 to Japan’s Ami Ishii in the women’s 68kg semifinal. She put on a strong fight against the U-20 World Champion from the wrestling powerhouse of Japan.
Nisha Dahiya will fight for bronze in the 68kg category on Thursday.