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Vinesh Phogat becomes 1st Indian wrestler to seal quota spot for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Vinesh Phogat becomes 1st Indian wrestler to seal quota spot for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat stormed to a commanding 8-2 win over reigning Olympic silver medallist Sarah Hildebrandt to seal an Olympic quota and advance to the bronze medal play-off at ongoing the World Wrestling Championships. Having become the first Indian wrestler to seal her spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Vinesh will now go up against Greece's Maria Prevolaraki for a shot at the bronze medal. Vinesh had earlier registered a thumping 5-0 win over Yuliya Khalvadzhy in the first round of repechage.

In the 59kg category, Pooja Dhanda soared into the semifinal with a resounding 11-8 win over reigning Asian champion Yuzuka Inagaki. Pooja had earlier secured a 12-2 win over Katsiaryna Hanchar-Yanushkevich in the first round. However, she will not be in the fray for an Olympic quota as the 59kg category is a non-Olympic category. Read More...

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