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Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_img FOLLOW US Written By 11 months ago PV Sindhu on Tokyo 2020 preparations: I am aiming for gold – Exclusive Vinesh Phogat opened India’s medals account in this edition of World Wrestling Championship in Noor Sultan, Kazakhstan, by bagging bronze in the women’s 53 kg category beating two-time World medallist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece in the third place play-off today. Vinesh though started slowly but soon used her experience to take full grip and control over her opponent to pin her down to win a strongly contested bronze medals play off.Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020Earlier, Vinesh Phogat (53 kg) had defeated World Silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt 8-2 in the second repechage round and had qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Vinesh was too good for her American opponent and dominated the bout from the beginning and never allowed her opponent a grip in the bout. In today’s first repechage, Vinesh defeated Ukraine’s Yuliia Khavaldzhy 5-0 in a one-sided match while Seema Bisla (50 kg) got the better off Nigeria’s Miesinnie Genesis 9-9 on criteria. Last night, Vinesh and Seema remained in the hunt for a bronze medal as they reached the repechage round in their respective categories.Read | Vinesh Phogat beats World silver medalist, qualifies for Tokyo 2020Read | Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo OlympicsQuest for a maiden medal Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh had begun her quest for a maiden medal from the world event with a thunderous 13-0 win over Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson of Sweden. Even though it sparked hopes of gold, her next bout against the reigning World Champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan proved tough.Read | Tokyo 2020 Olympics: snow machines go on trial to beat the heatBabita Phogat on sister’s winThe CWG Champion and Vinesh’s sister Babita Phogat has congratulated Vinesh on bagging bronze and entering the Tokyo Olympics 2020. “Vinesh is the first female to enter the Tokyo Olympics 2020 through the World Wrestling Championship which I am extremely proud of,” she said. Babita has further thanked Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, the President of Wrestling Federation, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, for taking wrestling as a sport to another level, and Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar for bringing wrestling into focus.Read | PV Sindhu on Tokyo 2020 preparations: I am aiming for gold – Exclusive WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat beats World silver medalist, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat loses Pre-quarters,can still qualify for Tokyo Olympics WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 18th September, 2019 19:33 IST Vinesh Phogat Wins Bronze In WWC, Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Olympics Vinesh Phogat opened India’s medals account in the edition of World Wrestling Championship by bagging bronze in women’s 53 kg category beating Maria Prevolarakicenter_img Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 18th September, 2019 18:43 IST LIVE TV 11 months ago Tokyo 2020 Olympics: snow machines go on trial to beat the heat COMMENT 11 months ago Spain’s basketball win makes the Tokyo Olympics field excitinglast_img read more