Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Championships

Xtra Time Web Desk: Ace women wrestler Vinesh Phogat made a stunning comeback to win a bronze medal at the World Championships on Thursday. Phogat, who lost in the qualification round to Batkhuyag got a chance in repechage round as the Mongolian wrestler reached the final.

Vinesh beat Emma Jonna Malmgren of Sweden 8-0 in the bronze medal round. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships. The 28-year-old Vinesh had also won a bronze in 2019 edition in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Vinesh, a triple Commonwealth Games champion, made it to the repechage round after Batkhuyag reached the final.

In the repechage round, Vinesh first beat Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in a Victory by Fall (4-0) decision and then won the next bout after her opponent Leyla Gurbanova of Azerbaijan did not turn up due to injury to advance to the bronze medal round.