One gold, one silver and six bronze medals — India’s performance in the last edition of the Asian Wrestling Championships was decent.
The 24-year-old Commonwealth Games champion opens up in an exclusive interview on the perceptions about her, life after marriage to fellow grappler Somvir Rathee and her Olympic dreams.
What was more historic than this move was the way Bajrang and Vinesh meticulously went about giving solid performances through the year.
Meanwhile, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik, who are struggling with form, have been shifted to Grade B
Vinesh also said that she does not want to be known as a cousin of "Dangal" wrestlers, who featured in the Bollywood blockbuster.
Vinesh, who was exempted from the World Championship trials, was to compete in the 50kg category and was a medal favourite.
This year Vinesh Phogat has won Gold at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, and now she is seeking a personal coach as she started preparing for 2020.
Putting Rio blues behind, Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman to win Asiad wrestling gold.
Sakshi and Vinesh will carry India's hopes in the 50kg and 62kg freestyle categories even as four other wrestlers went through the trials today.
A Sharath Kamal has seen most things thanks to his experience in playing at major multidiscipline Games — three Asiads, four CWGs and three Summer Games.
The Haryana wrestler will look to win her second CWG gold medal, and she might be even more motivated after the horrific knee injury she suffered at Rio Olympics 2016.
On comeback trail post Rio injury heartbreak, wrestler Vinesh eager to test untried technique at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.