Wrestler Vinesh Phogat Makes A Big Win, Gets Gold At Grand Prix Of Spain

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat grabbed a gold medal at the Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid defeating her rivals ahead of the Asian Games. She won by conceding just one point in five bouts en route the dominating title victory.

The talented athlete Vinesh defeated Canada’s Natasha Fox 10-0 in the final to claim her second consecutive gold. She had won a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 50kg category.

Vinesh started her battle in a ruling design by beating Mariana Diaz on technical superiority and after that pounded Erin Golston 12-1.

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Next up for her was Valeria Chepsarakova, whom she beat 5-0. The elimination round against Jessi Macdonald likewise ended up being a hack sided issue with Vinesh winning 10-0 on technical superiority.

The content did not change in the finals as Natasha demonstrated no match to Vinesh, who again won 10-0.

It was the last tournament for Vinesh before the Asian Games, beginning August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang.

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Vinesh told during an interview, “My confidence got boosted after winning gold at CWG. In this competition, I wanted to see where I lack, heading into the Asian Games. It was a big competition, it was world class. The target was to play and do well here before the Asian Games.”

She further said, “It was a good field with top wrestlers from Russia, USA and Canada in my category. I hope I can continue with my gold spree at the Asian Games.”

Vinesh, who is training in Hungary with her new coach Woller Akos, said she wants the Hungarian to come to India as her personal trainer.

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Lastly, Vishesh said, “He is a world-class coach. I wish he can be with me in India as my personal trainer. I was looking for someone like him. I have trained for about 20 days with him in Hungary and he has nicely picked where I need to do better. He is happy with my performance so far and preparing me for gold at Asian Games.”

Many congratulations to Vishesh! You made our country proud!

by Vijay Singh | Mon, Jul 16 - 11:59 AM

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