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Vinesh Phogat was born on 25-08-1994 in Bhiwani in the state of Haryana, India. She is an Indian Wrestler.
Vinesh Phogat Biography, Relationship & Career
Vinesh Phogat is a top-notch female wrestlers from India who has won a number of medals for her nation by winning them at different competitions all around the globe. She belonged to a traditional wrestling family of Phogat from Haryana. Like her cousins Geeta, Babita, and Ritu, she too was trained by Mahavir Phogat. She came to limelight after she won a bronze medal in 2013 at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in New Delhi. She participated in the 51kg category and since then has never looked back.
She earned lots of recognition after she moved from 51 to 48kg category at the Comonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow, Scotland. She was up against the top seeded grappler Yanna Rattigan in the finals but against all odds, she clinched the gold medal. The same year, she won a bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games as well. She was India’s medal prospect at the 2016 Rio Olympics but endured a he setback after she broke her knee during the quarterfinal match. The same year however, she was awarded the Arjuna Award.
She remained out of the scene for some time but came back with a vengeance and clinched a silver in the Asian Wrestling Championship held in Kyrgyzstan in the year 2018. She made that season by winning back to back gold in the 2018 Common Wealth Games and 2018 Asian Games in 50kg free style wrestling category. She carried her powerful form at the 2019 season as well and won a hat trick of gold after winning the Spain Grand Prix, Yasar Dogu Iternational, and Poland Open tournaments. She shifted from 51kg category to 53kg in 2019 and will be India’s biggest medal prospect in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She had been born to Late Rajpal Singh Phogat and Prem Lata Phogat. She has a brother called Harvinder Phogat and a sister named Priyanka Phogat. Wrestlers Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari, and Ritu Phogat are her cousins. She’s married to fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee because 2018.
Personal Info of Vinesh Phogat
|Home Town||Balali, Bhiwani|
|Address||Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|School||K C M Senior Secondary School Jhoojhu Kalan, Haryana|
|College||MDU College, Rohtak|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music|
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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vinesh Phogat
- She lost her father at an early age and was raised by her mother.
- It was her uncle Mahavir Phogat who introduced her to wrestling.
- She's an employee of Indian Railway.
- Her father and uncle faced a lot of criticism from the fellow villagers to allow their daughters to pursue competitive wrestling.