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Wrestler Vinesh wins third successive gold

August 04, 2019 18:41 IST

Vinesh Phogat

IMAGE: Vinesh Phogat prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the final. Photograph: PTI

Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat bagged her third consecutive gold in the women's 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.

 

The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the final of the competition.

Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarter-finals of this international tournament.

The top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.

Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha, who is also involved with Olympic Gold Quest, congratulated Vinesh on her success.

"Congrats @Phogat_Vinesh as she wins the gold medal beating the local girl 3-2 in the final of the Poland Open. This is Vinesh's 3rd consecutive gold in 53kgs after Spain and Turkey. Well done @Media_SAI, #TOPS and #WFI. We are proud to support this champion Vinesh @OGQ_India," Rasquinha, who heads the Olympic Gold Quest as its CEO, wrote on his twitter page.

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