Kiev (Ukraine): Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat returned to wrestling after the “ Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial Tournament ” after being absent from sport for a long time due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat beat 2017 world champion Vanessa Kaladzinskaya (gold medal) in the 53 kg category on Sunday.
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The third-ranked Indian wrestler in the world was fought hard by the player from 7th Belarus (Belarus), but after winning a 10-8 lead, she won the match by beating the opposition wrestler.
It’s a winning comeback for #TOPSAthlete @Phogat_Vinesh as she wins gold in the 53kg women at the #OutstandingUkRanWrestlersAndCoachesMemorial event after beating 7th place and 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 10-8 finally. #wrestling pic.twitter.com/z3eQbTYZBs
– SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) February 28, 2021
Vinesh Phogat took a 4-0 lead on the left-footed attack early in the game. Kiladzynski then made a brilliant move and made it 4-4. 10 seconds before the break, Vinesh took the lead by 6-4 collecting 2 more points.
After the break Kaladzinski took the lead scoring 4 points after putting pressure on Vinesh but the Indian Wrestler again took a 10-8 lead with 4 points. Vinesh then took care of the opponent in such a way that he had no chance to get up.
It was Vinesh’s first meeting in 2020 after the game was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. She is the only Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.