Vinesh Phogat scripts history; first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships

Vinesh Phogat scripts history; first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships

World Wrestling Championship 2022: Vinesh Phogat recently became the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships after clinching a bronze in 53-kilogram category in Belgrade, Serbia.

Key Highlights:

  • She defeated the European champion, Emma Malmgren of Sweden.
  • This is her second bronze medal at the Championships.

Medals won by Vinesh Phogat:

  • She had won the 48kg gold at Glasgow 2014 and the 50kg division at Gold Coast 2018.
  • She had won first bronze in the 2019 edition of the tournament at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
  • She created history by winning the third consecutive gold medal in the commonwealth games.
  • She is the first Indian women wrestler to win a gold medal at both the Commonwealth and Asian games.
  • She won the gold medal in the women’s 53kg freestyle wrestling category at Birmingham 2022.
  • She became the first Indian athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards in 2019.
  • She is the cousin of wrestlers Geetha and Babita.
  • Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.

About World Wrestling Championship 2022:

  • The 2022 World Wrestling Championships is the 17th edition of the World Wrestling Championships of combined events.
  • It is being held between 10 and 18 September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

In which category did Vinesh Phogat win bronze in the World Wrestling Championship 2022?
A) 52 kilogram category
B) 53 kilogram category
C) 67kilogram category
D) 75 kilogram category