Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships in Serbia

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India’s Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal in the women’s 53kg category at the World Wrestling Championships- 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia on 14 September.


  • Commonwealth Games - 2022 gold medalist Phogat defeated defending European champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden.
  • Vinesh, a three-time gold medalist in the qualification round, made a stunning comeback to beat Swedish rival Malmgren 8-0 in the bronze medal round.

  • Vinesh had made it to the bronze play-off via the repechage round after losing to Mongolia's Khulan Bakhuyag in their opening match on 13 September.

  • This is her second bronze medal at the Championships.

  • She had earlier earned a podium spot in the 2019 edition of the tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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