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A nemesis slayed, Vinesh Phogat eyes Tokyo conquest

Sofia Mattson's mere presence in the draw has a psychological impact on opponents. Including Vinesh, who last week won her first World Championship medal – a bronze – and booked an Olympic quota.

Vinesh Phogat eyeing to make up for Rio disappointment in Tokyo

Vinesh Phogat's Rio Olympics campaign had ended in agony in the quarterfinals of the women's 48kg freestyle category after suffering a career-threatening knee injury in 2016.


Changed tactics suggested by coaches during bronze-medal bout: Vinesh Phogat

Ahead of her world championships' Olympic qualifying bout, the precise tactics suggested by coach Woller Akos were to "stay away from Sarah Ann Hildebrandt, block her right arm and protect the legs".

Vin-win situation: Vinesh Phogat bags World Championship bronze, Olympic quota

With a show of spectacular strength and an equal measure of deftness, Vinesh laid to rest whatever little doubts there were over her Olympic credentials.

Vinesh Phogat wins bronze in World Wrestling Championships

Vinesh Phogat has won the first medal for India at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. This is her first Worlds medal. She is also the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Vinesh Phogat qualifies for Tokyo Olympics, up for bronze in Worlds

Vinesh Phogat booked her spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after beating USA's Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Wrestling Championships.


Vinesh Phogat loses battle but stays in fight for Tokyo ticket

Vinesh Phogat had no illusions about the enormity of the challenge that stared her in the face when she stepped on to the mat for the 53kg contest.

Vinesh Phogat beaten by defending champion Mukaida, to fight for bronze

It was a second consecutive defeat for Vinesh against the Japanese this season after losing to the two-time world champion at the Asian Championship in China.

Vinesh Phogat: Going the extra mile

Vinesh Phogat hates travelling, but has been globe-trotting to prepare for the World Wrestling Championships tilt in Kazakhstan.

World Wrestling Championships 2019: All you need to know

World Wrestling Championships 2019: After settling for silver in the previous edition, Bajrang Punia will aim to bag a gold this time and assure himself a berth for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

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Off season turns to wedding season: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Vinesh Phogat wed; Atanu Das-Deepika Kumari engaged

Indian badminton stars and Commonwealth Games gold medalists Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knot on December 14