Vinesh Phogat Birthday Special! Here Are All Achievements of the Wrestler Who Has Held the Indian Flag High in Women Wrestling

Vikas Singh Derek

Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat is celebrating her birthday today, August 25. Vinesh, who belongs to popular ‘Wrestling Phogat family of India’, turned 25 on Sunday. The Phogat sisters have definitely given a new face to women wrestling in India. Whether you call it the craze of Bollywood film 'Dangal' or the rising fever of wresting among Indian sports enthusiasts, Phogat sisters are someone whom every Indian knows about. Vinesh Phogat Wins 3rd Successive Gold Medal in 53kg Category, Beats Local Wrestler Roksana in Poland Open 2019. 

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Vinesh, the cousin sister of Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, has equally struggled for excellence in wrestling and achieved many milestones at the young age of 25. Moreover, if we look closely at all the records of Phogat sisters individually so far, Vinesh is surely leading in her current age. From Commonwealth Games to Youth Wrestling Championship, and from Asian Games to Asian Championships, Vinesh has made a mark globally in every available spot in women wrestling. As the young wrestler celebrates her birthday today, August 25, here we look at all her life’s prominent achievement which truly gives a glimpse of rising ‘Women Power’ in the sport of Wrestling in India. Vinesh Phogat Gets India's 23rd Gold in CWG 2018, Wins Women's Freestyle 50 kg Wrestling Final. 

Asian Wrestling Championships 2013 - Bronze

In Asian Wrestling Championships 2013 held at New Delhi, Vinesh Phogat defeated Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand to bag bronze in women's freestyle 52 kg category.

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Commonwealth Wrestling Championships 2013- Silver

Vinesh bagged a silver medal same year in Commonwealth Wrestling Championships held at Johannesburg, South Africa in women's freestyle 51 kg category

CommonWealth Games 2014 - Gold

The young Wrestler outclassed Yana Rattigan of England in the final to bag a gold medal, this time in 48 kg category.

Asian Games 2014- Bronze

Again showing her might in 48 kg category in the year 2014, the Indian wrestler bagged a bronze medal.

Asian Championships 2015- Silver

After losing the final to Yuki Irie of Japan, Vinesh managed for Silver in Asian Games 2015.

Asian Championships 2016- Bronze

During Asian Championships 2016 held in Bangkok, Thailand, Vinesh won bronze medal in 53 kg category.

Asian Championships 2017 – Silver

The Indian sportswoman sealed silver medal in Asian Championships 2017 at home soil in New Delhi.

CommonWealth Games 2018- Gold

The back-to-back gold medals for arrived for Vinesh in CommonWealth Games, with another top performance under 50 kg category in CommonWealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia.

Asian Games 2018- Gold

This was a historic moment for India as Vinesh Phogat created history by becoming the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at Asian Games in Jakarta. Japanese Wrestlers Yuki Irie was her opponent in the final.

Asian Wrestling Championship 2018- Silver

Vinesh bagged silver in Women’s 50 kg category in 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships.

Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 – Bronze

Defeating wrestler Qianyu Pang of China, Vinesh sealed bronze in the event in China in 53 kg category.

Yasar Dogu International 2019 - Gold

Outclassing Russia’s Ekaterina Poleshchuk, Vinesh bagged gold in the event.

Poland Open Wrestling Tournament 2019- Gold

This was Vinesh’s third consecutive gold in women’s 53 kg after winning Poland Open in 2019.

 

With these achievements, Vinesh has really made India and herself proud. She also participated in Rio Olympics 2016, missing a medal after reaching the quarter-finals. She lost to Sun Yanan of China owing to a knee injury in the quarters-round. The triumphs have also brought major honours for the Indian wrestler. Vinesh Phogat was awarded Arjuna Award in 2016 and was a nominee for Padma Shri in 2018. In February 2019, she became the first Indian to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards. Happy birthday Vinesh Phogat and keep the Indian flag high with your extraordinary standards in Women's Wrestling.