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CWG 2022: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins hat-trick of Commonwealth Games gold medal 

Vinesh Phogat gained her third successive Commonwealth Games Gold medal, emulating wrestler Sushil Kumar’s feat, in Birmingham on Saturday, August 6. It was a complete present from the 27-year-old, who almost stop the game after her heartbreak on the Tokyo Olympics.

Vinesh Phogat gained the ladies’s 53kg Gold, beating Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani Maduravlage Don in her remaining round-robin bout within the nordic system. Vinesh defeated all her 3 opponents within the class by complete margins.

Vinesh defeated Chambodya Keshani 5-0 — a victory by fall as early. asthe first half of the bout.

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It was India’s fifth Gold medal in wrestling on the Commonwealth Games 2022 after Ravi Dahiya added to Friday’s tally of 3 with a Gold within the males’s 57kg class. Sakshi Malik, Deepak Punia and Bajrang Punia gained Gold medals on the opening day of the competitors.

Vinesh Phogat overcame her greatest hurdle, Canada’s Samantha Leigh Stewart, a World Championships bronze medalist. However, the younger Indian wrestler was at her intimidating finest as she lowered it to a no contest and completed it in mere 36 seconds.

Vinesh had the Canadian in a headlock from the place she pushed her on the mat and very quickly pinned her rival. The bout was over even earlier than a blink of he eye.

Vinesh then hammered Nigeria’s Mercy Bolafunoluwa Adekuoroye with an iron grip, flaunting her energy, holding the Nigerian in that place for greater than a minute.

Vinesh wanted a 3rd win over Chamodya Keshani and she or he accomplished the treble in type to win Gold.

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It’s been a advantageous comeback from Vinesh, one of the highly-rated Indian wrestlers. The 27-year-old, who hails from the well-known Phogat household, determined to stop the game and spoke out about her psychological well being battle after struggling a shock defeat within the Tokyo Olympics first spherical.

Vinesh was handed a suspension by the Wrestling Federation of India over indiscipline on her return from Tokyo Olympics.

Things weren’t going effectively for the younger wrestler as she had didn’t reside as much as expectations in Tokyo after her heartbreaking harm within the quarter-final bout in Rio Olympics.

In a weblog for The Indian Express, Vinesh had defined how she was pegged again mentally after the Tokyo low.

… everybody exterior is treating me like I’m a useless factor. They write something, they do. I knew that in India, you fall as quick as you rise. One medal (misplaced) and the whole lot is completed,” an emotional Vinesh had written.

“At the Olympics, no athlete is not under pressure. I was also under pressure in Tokyo, in Rio. But I know how to handle it. I could not do it in Rio but here I did. And I will do it again. Vinesh did not lose because of pressure. Before passing judgments, just ask the athlete what went wrong,” Vinesh had stated.

However, Vinesh discovered the braveness to return to the mat in February and gained the trials for he Commonwealth Games.

The third Gold in Birmingham ought to hopefully ignite her desires for Paris 2024, whereby the wrestler would wish to be third time fortunate.

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