Vinesh Phogat – Family, Career & Achievements

Vinesh Phogat, age 22 (25 August 1994) ‘Phogat’ this name is not familiar to India until Phogat sisters entered into the world of wrestling. Vinesh Phogat one more talented wrestler from Phogat families like her cousin sisters Geeta and Babita Phogat, both are international wrestlers and commonwealth games, medalists. This is one of the famous families in India, which contains a number of great wrestlers in it. Vinesh Phogat is one of the most upcoming youngsters of India who represents India around the world. She was awarded by Arjuna award in 2016.

Vinesh Phogat Receiving Arjuna Award in 2016

Vinesh Phogat Arjuna award

Medals Record

Gold – 2
Silver – 2
Bronze – 3

An Unknown Facts about Vinesh Phogat

Personal Life & Family

Vinesh Phogat was Born in Balali village Haryana, India. Her Father Rajpal Singh (Late) younger brother of Mahavir Singh Phogat After the, expire of Rajpal she was brought up by Mahavir Phogat along with her daughters, she had sibling Priyanka Phogat also a wrestler from the same family. She had another two cousin sisters Ritu and Sangita are raising young wrestlers from India apart from Geetha and Babita

Vinesh Phogat Father (step) and Family

Vinesh Phogat Family

Phogat Sisters

Phogat Sisters

Physical Status

Height – 5.3″ (163cm)
Weight – 51 kgs

Career & Achievements

In 2013 Asian Wrestling Championship, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category in the repechage round to Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand.

Vinesha Phogat Bronze Medal

Vinesha Phogat Bronze Medal
Commonwealth Championship held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013 losing in the final round to Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria and settled with a silver medal

2014 CMG at Glasgow Vinesh Phogat won the Gold medal in womesn’s freestyle in 48 kg category. she faced home favourite, Yana Rattigan of England by beating her 3-1.

Vinesh Gold Medal at 2014 CWG

Vinesh Gold Medal at 2014 CMG

In South Korea, 2014 Asian Games She lost 1:3 in the semi-finals to Eri Tosaka of Japan but qualified for the bronze medal bout and beat Narangerel Eredenesukh of Mongolia with 4-0, won the Bronze medal

In 2015 Asian Championship in Doha, Vinesh won silver medal losing to Japan Wrestler

Vinesh Phogat Silver Medal at Asian Championship

vinesh phogat silver medal

2016 Rio, Summer Olympics all hopes were on her she made through to quarterfinals all set for the medal and then it was heartbreaking to all Indian fans, Terrible knee injury made her end summer Olympics.

Vinesh Bout in Rio 2016

Vinesh Phogat Bout in Rio 2016

Vinesha Phogat Injury at Rio Olympics

Vinesha Phogat at Rio Olympics

After a few days later she was respected with Arjuna award by Indian Govt, Vinesh Phogat Vows nothing less than Gold In Tokyo 2020.

vinesh phogat wins gold medal in 2018 Asian Games.jpg

Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and became first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in the Asian Games. Phogat beat Japan’s Yuki Irie in Women’s 50 kg Freestyle Wrestling gold medal match.

One thought on “Vinesh Phogat – Family, Career & Achievements

  • July 20, 2018 at 4:51 am

    good stuff. I will make sure to bookmark your blog.

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