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Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Olympics

Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Olympics

India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan yesterday. She scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medalist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games.

Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria Prevolaraki of Germany later today. Earlier, she had stormed to a 5-0 win over Ukraine’s Yuliya Khalvadzhy in the first round of repechage in the 53kg category to remain in contention for an Olympic quota and a bronze medal.

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