India’s wrestling champion Vinesh Phogat has clinched her third yellow metal in the women’s 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.
She wins the competition against the local wrestler Roksana in the finals. The 24-year-old had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden in the quarterfinal, who is also the Rio Olympics bronze medalist.
This marks Vinesh Phogat’s third gold, as she stood first at the Grand Prix of Spain and also at the Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul, Turkey last month.
After the big achievement, she tweeted, “The biggest positives from wrestling against strong opponents are it forces me out of my comfort zone, makes me push my limits and teaches me important lessons. Happy with my performance at the #Poland Open Excited by this start as a 53kg wrestler, now onwards and upwards”.
“As always, thank you to everyone out there for the constant stream of good wishes, love, and support. A big thank you to my coach Woller Akos, physio Rucha, @IndiaSports, @ FederationWrest, and @OGQ_India,” Vinesh added.
Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha also congratulated Vinesh for her 3rd consecutive gold in 53kgs after Spain and Turkey.