Vinesh Phogat Wins Third Successive Gold In 53kg In Poland Open

Updated: 04 August 2019 23:28 IST

Vinesh Phogat had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarterfinals of this international tournament.

Vinesh Phogat Wins Third Successive Gold In 53kg In Poland Open
Vinesh Phogat had beaten Sofia Mattson in the quarterfinals of the Poland Open. © Twitter

Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat has bagged her third consecutive gold in women's 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw. The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the final of the competition. Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarterfinals of this international tournament. The top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.

"The biggest positives from wrestling against strong opponents are it forces me out of my comfort zone, makes me push my limits, and teaches important lessons! Happy with my performance at the #PolandOpen Excited by this start as a 53 kg wrestler, now onwards and upwards," Vinesh tweeted.

Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha, who is also involved with Olympic Gold Quest, congratulated Vinesh on her success. 

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Highlights
  • Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha also praised Vinesh
  • Vinesh had stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain
  • Vinesh prevailed 3-2 over Roksana in the final of the competition
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