Vinesh Phogat Current Affairs - 2019

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Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in 53kg in Poland Open Wrestling Tournament

Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold in women’s 53kg category at Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw (capital of Poland). The 24 year old prevailed 3-2 over wrestler Roksana of Poland in final of competition. This is her 3rd consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after Spain and Turkey.

Key Highlights

She had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in quarterfinals of this international tournament.

In July 2019 Vinesh Phogat, the top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop podium i.e. won gold at Grand Prix of Spain and at Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul in Turkey.

Since changing her weight category from 50 kg to 53 kg, she has continued her winning spree by winning a silver, a bronze, and three gold medals.

In September 2019 she will next represent India at World Championships in Nursultan in Kazakhstan that offers 6 Tokyo Olympic quotas in each weight category.

Indians at Dan Kovlov 2019

The medal winners for India at the Dan Kovlov 2019 wrestling event is listed below:

  • Bajrang Punia won gold in the Men’s freestyle wrestling 65kg category.
  • Pooja Dhanda claimed gold in the Women’s 59kg category.
  • Sakshi Malik claimed silver medal in the Women’s 65kg category.
  • Sandeep Tomar claimed silver medal in the Men’s 61kg category.
  • Vinesh Phogat claimed silver medal in the Women’s 53kg

The Wrestling event was being held at Ruse, Bulgaria.

Dan Kovlov

The Wrestling event is named after wrestling legend Doncho Kolеv Danev better known by the ring name Dan Kolov. Dan Kolov was a Bulgarian wrestler and he was the first European freestyle wrestling champion from Bulgaria.

Dan Kovlov had between 1,500 and 2,000 fights and won almost all of them and he has registered only three losses in official matches.