Vinesh Phogat, who became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, secured bronze in the 53-kg category in the World Wrestling Championships on Wednesday. The 25-year-old defeated two-time world bronze medallist Maria Prevolaraki with the scoreline of 4-1 in the 53-kg category. Earlier today, she defeated American wrestler Sarah Hildebrandt to qualify for the Olympics.
Owning endured a medal-less run in three World Championships earlier, Vinesh ultimately stopped the drought by pinning wrestler Maria Prevolaraki with fall in the bronze-medal bout. “It is my first World Championship medal and it is a big thing to win a medal at the Worlds,” Vinesh told the journalists.