Vinesh Phogat wins gold, reclaims number one rank

Indian star wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in a matter of few weeks with a dominant win in the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event and reclaimed the top rank in her category.

The 26-year-old World bronze medallist and the only Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Games, Vinesh blanked Canada’s Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4-0 in the 53kg title clash.


To ensure a top-of-the-podium finish, Vinesh scored all her points in the first period and held on to her lead in the second half.

Vinesh had won a gold medal in Kiev last week and this performance would boost up her confidence as she prepares for the Olympics.

The Indian entered the tournament as world number three but is back to world number one by jumping 14 points. The Canadian was ranked as low as 40 before the tournament but is currently behind Vinesh at number two.

Another Indian women wrestler Sarita Mor won a silver medal in the 57kg category on Saturday.