Vinesh Phogat (Indian wrestler) has won the gold medal in women’s 53-kg category. Phogat won the medal at XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine.

In the event, Vinesh Phogat, defeated the world number 7, Vanesa Kaladzinskaya from Belarus in the finals match. It was a fight to win the gold medal. After winning the wrestling match, she made a winning return to her first competitive outing played after the lockdown imposed during the coronavirus. Now the 26-year-old wrestler will be back into action in the first ranking tournament of the season from 4 to 7 March 2021 in Rome, Italy.

Backdrop

The Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist defeated the Ana A from Romania by fall in the semi-final to qualify for the final summit clash. The wrestler also booked her place in the Tokyo Olympics recently for the 53 kg category. Vinesh Phogat is the only Indian woman wrestler who have qualified for the Tokyo Games.

About Tokyo Games 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympics is also called Tokyo 2020. It is an upcoming international multi-sport event which has been scheduled to held from July 23 to 8th August 2021 in Tokyo. It was earlier scheduled from July 24 to 9th August 2020. But it was postponed in March 2020 because of coronavirus. The event retains its name “Tokyo 2020” even though it has been rescheduled for 2021. The Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled for the first time rather than cancelled.

Olympic Games (Olympics)

There are leading international sporting events that features the summer as well as the winter sports competitions. In the event, thousands of athletes around the world participate in several number of competitions. Olympic Games are considered as the world’s foremost sports competition in which more than 200 nations participates. Olympics are normally held after four years in the Summer while the Winter Olympics are held every 2 years with in the 4-year period.

Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in Ukraine Wrestling event Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in Ukraine Wrestling event