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Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Olympics

Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Olympics

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinched the gold medal in the women's 50kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain, defeating Mariia Tiumerekova 10-5. This victory is a significant boost to her preparation for the Paris Olympics.

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Indian wrestling sensation Vinesh Phogat secured a major victory in her journey towards the Paris Olympics, claiming the gold medal in the women's 50kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain held on Saturday.

Phogat, a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, displayed her prowess by defeating Mariia Tiumerekova with a scoreline of 10-5 in a thrilling final match, thus clinching the coveted gold medal.

Notably, Tiumerekova, formerly a Russian wrestler, competed in this tournament as an Individual Neutral Athlete, adding to the intensity of the competition.

Phogat's stellar performance not only shows her preparation for the upcoming Olympics but also marks a major achievement in her career, boosting India's hopes for glory in international wrestling.

Inputs taken from PTI

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Jul 06, 2024