Vinesh Phogat

Hero's fall from grace, Olympic success, emergence of new star: 2021 had it all for Indian wrestling

If it brought mental trauma for Vinesh Phogat, whose Olympic dream lay shattered once again, the year also propped up a new star in Anshu Malikas as she reached the World Championship Final.

published on : 22nd December 2021

With hubby Bajrang by her side, Sangeeta Phogat makes cut for worlds; Vinesh out

The youngest among Phogat sisters, Sangeeta last competed in 59kg in the Asian Championships in 2018.

published on : 31st August 2021

Vinesh Phogat out, Sangeeta in; juniors day out at the senior World Championship trials

Vinesh, one of the most successful woman wrestlers in India, was far from her dominant self in her 10-5 win in the opening bout against Anju in the 55kg category.

published on : 31st August 2021

No time to grieve over Tokyo defeat, next Olympics is approaching: Vinesh Phogat 

When Vinesh was asked about her experience in Tokyo where she made a shock quarterfinal exit, she said she "learnt a lot".

published on : 27th August 2021

WFI lets off wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sonam Malik with warning

"Yes, all three wrestlers were let off with a warning that they will be banned for life if they commit such indiscipline in the future," a WFI source confirmed to this daily.

published on : 26th August 2021

Vinesh Phogat sends apology to WFI, disciplinary committee to take call

The Wrestling Federation of India had earlier handed a temporary suspension to grappler Vinesh Phogat over her behaviour at the Tokyo Olympics.

published on : 15th August 2021

Sonam Malik responds to WFI notice, federation awaits Vinesh Phogat's reply

Sonam has replied to the notice and promised that she won't repeat it. The federation will soon take a decision on the matter, a WFI source said.

published on : 13th August 2021

'Suspended' wrestler Vinesh Phogat to consult doctors soon after she went numb during the Olympics

Husband Somvir Rathi reveals the wrestler went numb during the Olympics as she could not recover from weight loss

published on : 11th August 2021

WFI suspends Vinesh Phogat for indiscipline, notice issued to Sonam for misconduct

Vinesh, who had travelled to Tokyo from Hungary where she had trained with coach Woller Akos, had refused to stay at the Games Village and train with the other Indian team members.

published on : 10th August 2021

I couldn't hold back my tears: Sakshi Malik on friend Vinesh Phogat's shocking defeat at Tokyo Olympics

Vinesh Phogat was knocked out 3-9 by Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus at the Makuhari Messe Hall on Thursday morning.

published on : 5th August 2021

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat makes shock exit from Tokyo Olympics, Anshu Malik too loses repechage bout

Vinesh Phogat needed Vanesa to beat Qinyu Pang to rejoin the 53kg competition through the repechage round and push for a bronze.

published on : 5th August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat loses to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya in quarters

The number one seed Indian came under early pressure in the bout as the Belarusian took an early lead by 2-0. Vinesh soon equalised for 2-2 but in the same sequence, Kaladzinskaya grabbed more points.

published on : 5th August 2021

Olympics: Vinesh Phogat knocks out Mattsson to move to quarters, Anshu bows out after repechage defeat

The 26-year-old Indian wrestler walked out with a commanding 7-1 win over the Swede, whom she had beaten at the 2019 World Championship as well.

published on : 5th August 2021

Tough draw for Vinesh Phogat, pitted against Rio bronze medallist in campaign opener

If the 26-year-old Indian grappler wins the first round, she will meet either Belarusian Vanesa Kaladzinskaya or Olympic debutant Andreea Beatrice Ana from Romania.

published on : 4th August 2021

Tokyo 2020: Bajrang, Vinesh carry medal hopes; Ravi Dahiya too a strong contender

Wrestling is one sport which promised at least three podium finishes and anything less than that will be a below par show, irrespective of the colour of the medal.

published on : 2nd August 2021
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