- Vinesh Phogat has said 2019 was a year filled with all kinds of emotions
- She has changed her weight category twice since 2016 and moved up to 53-kg category in March 2019
- She won a bronze medal in the World Championship last year.
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat said 2019 was a year filled with all sorts of emotions wherein she learned a lot and believes that 2020-wherein she will mark her second Olympics’ appearance–will be special.
Vinesh Phogat Tweeted
“2019 was a year filled with emotions some bitter, some sweet! Started off the year with a lot of anger, frustration and fear inside of me. I had a new full-time coach, a whole new practice regimen, and most importantly new weight category!”
During the 2016 Rio Olympics, she reached the quarter-finals and lost to China’s Sun Yunan due to knee injury.
“Now that I think of it, this new weight category made the biggest difference and finally made the biggest difference and helped me achieve something that I had pursued for a long time, a World Championship medal! Chasing that medal brought in huge changes,” she said.
The 25-year old underline her potential with a bronze medal in World Wrestling Championships after Vinesh Phogat registered an emphatic victory over Greece’s Maria Prevolaraki in Russia.
Also, she became the first Indian woman wrestler to Cut through the World Championships, feel that only strengthens her stakes at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. So, with Sakshi Malik struggling, Vinesh Phogat will be India’s best hope for glory in Tokyo.
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