Phogat wins bronze at World Wrestling Championship, Dhanda ousted

Vinesh Phogat, World Wrestling Championship, Pooja Dhanda, bronze medal, Maria Prevolaraki, 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Vinesh Phogat clinched the bronze medal at World Wrestling Championship after registering a victory over Greece's Maria Prevolaraki. Photo: ANI

India’s Vinesh Phogat clinched the bronze medal at World Wrestling Championship after registering a victory over Greece’s Maria Prevolaraki at Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) on Wednesday (September 18).

The 25-year-old, earlier in the day, became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as she put up an impressive 8-2 win over reigning Olympic silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt of America after beating Ukraine’s Yuliya Khalvadzhy 5-0 in the first round of repechage.

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However, in the 59kg non-Olympic category, Pooja Dhanda lost in the semis against Russia’s Liubov Ovcharova.

The Indian was completely outplayed and Ovcharova secured a 10-0 win via technical superiority.

Pooja entered the semifinals defeating Katsiaryna Hanchar-Yanushkevich of Belarus 12-2 in the first round.

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