Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the 53 kg category of women at the XXIV monument to outstanding Ukrainian wrestlers and coaches in Kiev.
Vinesh Vinesh puts gold in a bag at a wrestling event in Ukraine. (PTI photo)
- Vinesh wins gold medal in Kiev tournament and pin rivals in final
- Vinesh Vinesh defeats 2017 World Champion V Karazin Sky in the final
- Vinesh’s next tournament is the UWW Ranking Series Event
Indian star wrestler Vinesh Vinesh defeated 2017 World Champion V Karazin Sky and won a gold medal in a memorial tournament of outstanding Ukrainian wrestlers and coaches.
It’s an easy match for the world’s third-largest Indian, as two fighters continued to test each other in a consistent attack on the world’s seventh-largest Belarusian in a sea saw battle won by Vinesh. It wasn’t.
Vinesh opened a 4-0 lead with a throw that started with a left foot attack in the 53kg final, but Karazin Sky made a brilliant move to 4-4.
Vinesh took a break 6-4 and added a score on the takedown 10 seconds before the break.
The Belarusians put pressure on the Indians with an additional four-point throw, but with 25 seconds remaining, Vinesh’s move scored her additional four points for a 10-8 lead. She got to the position where she pinned Karazin Sky to secure her money.
It was the first tournament for Vinesh, the only Indian female wrestler to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, since Coronavirus canceled all tournaments last year.
Asked about her defense, Belgian coach Waller Akos of Vinesh said he would speak only after discussing the match with his ward.
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