New Delhi: India's star woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal after performing brilliantly at the World Wrestling Championships. This is Vinesh's first medal in this championship. Vinesh Phogat defeated Maria Prevolaraki of Greece to win the medal in the 53kg category. Along with this, she also got the Olympic quota. Earlier in the second match, after defeating Sarah Hildebrandt of USA 8-2, she qualified for the bronze medal. With this, Vinesh has also achieved Olympic quota in 53 kg.
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Vinesh has become the first Indian wrestler to get a 2020 Olympic ticket. Sara is a silver medalist of 53 kg category in the World Championship held last year. At the same time, Vinesh landed in the weight category of 50 kg to 53 kg. Vinesh had earlier defeated Yulia Khawaldji 5–0 in a one-sided match in the first match of the repechage. In the first repechage, Vinesh was dominating from the beginning.
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Although this star wrestler from India was considered as a strong contender for the title, she was defeated by two-time world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan 0-7 in the second round of the 53kg category, giving a big blow to Indian hopes. After Vinesh won the first round in the repechage, India's Seema Bisla (50 kg) also won in her first repechage match but suffered a major defeat in the second round.
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