Vinesh Phogat is an Indian wrestler. She born on 25 August 1994. She comes from a very successful background of wrestling with her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. Both the cousins are international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medallists as well. Vinesh is the daughter of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s youger brother Rajpal.
In 2013, Asian Wrestling Championships tournament in New Delhi, India, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category, She beats Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand as 3 – 0. In the first round, Vinesh won 3 – 1 against Nanami Irie of Japan. She then lost 1 – 3 in the quarter-finals to Tatyana Amanzhol-Bakatyuk of Kazakhstan.
In 2013, Commonwealth Wrestling Championships tournament held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Vinesh finished second and won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category, She lose in the final round to Adekuoroye Folasade Odunayo of Nigeria.
In 2014, Commonwealth Games Vinesh won the gold medal as she represented India in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category at Glasgow.
In the quarter-finals, Vinesh beat Rosemary Nweke of Nigeria as 5-0. Her semi-finals opponent was Jasmine Mian of Canada whom she beat 4-1. For the gold medal fight,
she faced Yana Rattigan of England and won the gold medal, She beats her as 3 – 1.
In 2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category.
In the Round of 16, Vinesh faced Yongmi Pak from the People’s Republic of Korea and beat her 3:1. She beats Dauletbike Yakhshimuratova of Uzbekistan easily in quarter-finals as 5-0. She lost in the semi-finals to Eri Tosaka of Japan as 1 – 3. She qualified for the bronze medal fight and beat Narangerel Eredenesukh of Mongolia to win 4 – 0 scoreline.
In 2015, Asian Wrestling Championships tournament held in Doha, Qatar, Vinesh won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category. She lost the final fight to Yuki Irie of Japan.
Birth name – Vinesh Phogat
Nationality – Indian
Born – August 25, 1994
Sport – Women’s Freestyle Wrestling
Event(s) – 48 kg
Club – Bhiwani Sports Club
Pro Wrestling League India Team – Mangalayatan University Dilli Veer.