Kiev (Ukraine): India’s female wrestler Vinesh Phogat returned to wrestling from the ‘Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial Tournament’ after being away from the sport for a long time due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated the 2017 World Champion Vanessa Kaladzinskaya (Gold Medal) in the 53 kg weight category on Sunday.
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The Indian woman wrestler, who is ranked third in the world rankings, was given a tough fight by the 7th-ranked Belarus (Belarus) player but after winning a 10-8 lead, she won the match by beating the opposition wrestler around.
It is a winning return for #TOPSAthlete @Phogat_Vinesh as she wins the gold medal in the women’s 53 kg at the #OutstandingUkraineWrestlersAndCoachesMemorial event after beating World # 7 and 2017 World Champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 10-8 in the final. #wrestling pic.twitter.com/z3eQbTYZBs
– SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) February 28, 2021
Vinesh Phogat took a 4-0 lead at the start of the match on the left foot attack. Kiladzynski then made a brilliant move and made the score equal to 4-4. 10 seconds before the break, Vinesh took the lead by 6-4 by collecting 2 more points.
After the break, Kaladzinski took the lead by scoring 4 points after putting pressure on Vinesh, but the Indian Wrestler once again took a 10-8 lead with 4 points. Vinesh then took care of the opposing player in such a way that he had no chance to get up.
This was Vinesh’s first encounter after the interruption in the game due to Coronavirus Pandemic in the year 2020. She is the only Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.