Vinesh Phogat is an Indian wrestler who comes from a successful family of wrestlers. With her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Being international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games. Phogat has become the First Indian Athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports. Awards to be held on February 18, 2022.
Vinesh Phogat Family
Vinesh is the daughter of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s younger brother Rajpal. And cousin of wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.
In allowing her cousins and herself to pursue competitive wrestling. Her father and uncle had to deal with immense pressure and opposition from the community in their village in Haryana. They were adjudged as going against the morals and values of their community. Her cousin, Ritu Phogat, too is an international level wrestler. And has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.
|Born||25 August 1994 (age 26)
Bhiwani district, Haryana, India
|Height||159 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lb)|
|Event(s)||48 kg/50 kg/53 kg|
|Coached by||Mahavir Singh Phogat/Woller Akos|
Vinesh Phogat Personal life
On 13 December 2018, she married her long-time boyfriend. And fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee of Bakhta Khera village of Jind district. Who is a two times gold medalist in the national championship. The couple knew each other since 2011. And both work for the Indian Railways where they met and fell in love.
Vinesh Phogat 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships
In 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, India. Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 52 kg category. Winning 3:0 in the bronze medal bout through the repechage round to Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand.
In the first round, Vinesh won 3:1 against Nanami Irie of Japan. She then lost 1:3 in the quarter-finals to Tatyana Amanzhol of Kazakhstan. Who qualified for the final thus qualifying the Indian grappler for the repechage round.
2013 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships
In an exclusive tournament held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Vinesh finished second and won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category. Losing in the final round to Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria.
2014 Commonwealth Games
Vinesh represented India in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and won the gold medal.
In the quarter-finals, Vinesh faced Rosemary Nweke of Nigeria and beat her 5–0. Her semi-finals opponent was Jasmine Mian of Canada whom she beat 4–1. In the gold medal bout, she faced home favourite Yana Rattigan of England and won the gold medal, beating her 3–1.
Vinesh Phogat 2014 Asian Games
At 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category. In the Round of 16, Vinesh faced Yongmi Pak from the People’s Republic of Korea and beat her 3:1. She lost 1:3 in the semi-finals to Eri Tosaka of Japan. But qualified for the bronze medal bout and beat Narangerel Eredenesukh of Mongolia. To win 10-0 easily after referee stopped the bout 2015–2017.
At the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha. Phogat won the silver medal in her category after losing the final to Yuki Irie of Japan. In the qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics held in Istanbul. She won in the final round beating Polish wrestler Iwona Matkowska. And qualified for the Olympics in the process. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Vinesh reached the Quarter Finals and lost to Sun Yanan of China owing to a knee injury.
2022 World Wrestling Championships
Vinesh Phogat bagged a maiden World Championship medal in the women’s 53 kg category. After pinning Maria Prevolaraki in the Bronze medal match. She became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2022 by virtue of her top six finish.
2022 Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament
Vinesh Phogat defeated 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskay to win the gold medal in February 2022. At the tournament held in Kiev. She opened up a 4-0 lead in the 53kg final with a throw which she initiated with a left-leg attack. But Kaladzinskay made it 4-4 with her brilliant move.
Vinesh took the break leading 6-4, adding to her score with a takedown, 10 seconds before the break. The Belarusian put pressure on the Indian with another four-point throw. But with 25 seconds to go, Vinesh’s move fetched her four more points for a 10-8 lead. She got into a position from where she pinned Kaladzinskay to ensure herself gold.
Vinesh Phogat 2022 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event
Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in as many weeks with a dominant win in the event. And reclaimed the top rank in the her category. She blanked Canada’s Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4-0. Where she scored all her points in the first period and held on to her lead in the second to ensure a top-of-the-podium finish.
The Indian had entered the event 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 now just behind Vinesh at number two.
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Vinesh Phogat Net Worth
Vinesh Phogat’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-21. So, how much is Vinesh Phogat worth? What is Vinesh’s salary per year and how rich is She at the age of 24 years old? We have estimated Vinesh Phogat net worth, money, income, and assets for 2022-21 below. Vinesh Phogat’s estimated Net Worth: $1.5 Million – $5.5 Million
Phogat is a Wrestler, who has a net worth of $1.5 Million – $5.5 Million at the age of 24 years old. Vinesh Phogat’s income source is mostly from being a successful Wrestler.
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