Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat has bagged her third consecutive gold in women's 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw. The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the final of the competition.
Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarterfinals of this international tournament. The top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.
Phogat took to Twitter to express their thoughts about her victory. She said that one of the biggest positives from contests against strong opponents is that they bring her out of her comfort zone and pushes her limits, thereby teaching her an important lesson. She said she was excited with her start as a 53 kg wrestler and is looking forward to the path ahead.
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Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha, who is also involved with Olympic Gold Quest, congratulated Vinesh on her success.
Netizens lauded Vinesh Phogat for her latest achievement and wished her luck for her future.
(With inputs from PTI)