Vinesh Phogat wins first gold medal at an Asian wrestling

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat Friday won her maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championships after beating her rival Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh in the final.

The Olympic-bound wrestler had already clinched three silver and four bronze awards and this is Vinesh’s third gold in three competitions since her return in Walk.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat went unbeaten through the day and without dropping a point to win the 53kg gold at the Asian Wrestling Championships at Almaty, Kazakhstan on Friday. This was Vinesh Phogat’s first Asian gold – she had prior won three silvers and four bronze since 2013. This was her third-straight gold of 2021, after earlier winning in Ukraine and at the Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Rome. Vinesh Phogat, a world championships bronze-medallist, overpowered Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar by specialized predominance within the first round and repeated that execution against Meng Hsuan Hsieh of Chinese Taipei to cruise into the semis.

 This was Vinesh Phogat’s first Asian gold – she had prior won three silvers and four bronze since 2013. 

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat went unbeaten through the day and without dropping a point to win the 53kg gold at the Asian Wrestling Championships at Almaty, Kazakhstan on Friday.

This was her third-straight gold of 2021, after earlier winning in Ukraine and at the Matteo Pellicone Memorial in Rome. Vinesh Phogat, a world championships bronze-medallist, overpowered Mongolia’s Otgonjargal Ganbaatar by specialized predominance within the first round and repeated that execution against Meng Hsuan Hsieh of Chinese Taipei to cruise into the semis.

She then got a walkover in the semi-finals as Korean Hyunyoung Oh drew out due to injury.

 

 

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