Vinesh Phogat has won her maiden Gold at the Asian Wrestling Championship. Phogat won the medal beating Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh.
She had earlier won four bronze and three silver medals. This is her 3rd gold medal, but first at the Asian Wrestling Championship.
About Vinesh Phogat
She was the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold at Asian Games and Common Wealth. Also, she was the first Indian athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards.
Vinesh Phogat won Arjuna Award in the year 2016, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2020. Also, she was a Padma Shri nominee in the year 2018 by the Sports Authority of India.
Other Indian players at Asian Wrestling Championship
Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik have been included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme. Their names were included in the scheme after they attained their Tokyo Olympic Quotas at the Asian Wrestling Olympic qualifier.
Target Olympic Podium Scheme
6 athletes were recently added to the Target Olympic podium Scheme. This includes 4 sailors and 2 athletes. This decision was taken during the 56th meeting of Mission Olympic Cell. The cell also decided that all the Olympic qualified athletes will be supported through Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
The scheme was launched under the ambit of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF). The main aim of the NSDF is to identify and prepare potential medal prospects for the Olympic games. Currently 9 sports disciplines have been identified as “high priority category” under the scheme. They are badminton, athletics, hockey, shooting, weight lifting, tennis, wrestling, boxing, archery.
NSDF was established under the Charitable Endowment Act of 1890. It was established in the year 1998.
Vinesh Phogat wins Gold at Asian Wrestling Championship Vinesh Phogat wins Gold at Asian Wrestling Championship