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Vinesh Phogat


In vogue: Distance learning arises as a short-term solution amidst pandemic

June 16, 2020 3:26 pm

Although remote coaching might be the mantra right now, athletes realise that it cannot be a long-term solution. The travel restrictions will compound their problems too.

Vinesh Phogat for Khel Ratna; Rahul Aware, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik nominated for Arjuna

June 02, 2020 5:38 pm

Vinesh, who is the lone woman wrestler to have qualified for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics, had missed out on the honour last year with fellow grappler Bajrang Punia getting the prestigious award.

Achilles’ Heel: Vinesh Phogat hits a Japanese wall in Mayu Mukaida

March 01, 2020 7:59 pm

The Indian Express finds out why Mayu Mukaida, who will be considered a failure in Japan if she wins anything less than gold at Olympics, has occupied prime real estate in Vinesh Phogat’s headspace.

Sakshi Malik settles for silver; Vinesh, Anshu and Gursharanpreet bag bronze

February 21, 2020 8:59 pm

Sakshi Malik claimed a silver while Vinesh Phogat dominated her bronze medal play-off after losing to nemesis Mayu Mukaida as Indian women team registered its best-ever performance at the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Vinesh Phogat, Mary Kom among nominees for BBC Sportswoman of the year award

February 03, 2020 6:50 pm

The winner will be decided on the basis of public voting, which will be open till February 18 on six BBC vernacular websites.

The deserving get left out each time: Vinesh Phogat after missing Padma award

January 27, 2020 1:28 pm

Vinesh Phogat, who is one of India's biggest medal hopes at the upcoming Olympics this year, questioned how the Padma awardees were picked.

Gold medal in Rome shows I am on right track in Olympic year: Vinesh Phogat

January 18, 2020 5:14 pm

Her 'ground wrestling' remains a work in progress but Vinesh Phogat on Saturday avowed that a solid gold medal-winning performance in Rome shows that she is on the right track in the Olympic year.

Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Rome Ranking Series event

January 18, 2020 1:23 am

Vinesh Phogat beat Luisa Melendres 4-0 in the final (53 kg) of Rome Ranking series to win the first gold medal of 2020.

In emojis: Star grappler Vinesh Phogat's 2019

December 30, 2019 9:27 pm

The grappler who had her palms locked in her favourite emoji of gentle, gratitude when she wasn't effecting some ungentle leg holds.

Deepak Punia's rise the highlight of 2019; Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat rock steady

December 27, 2019 3:08 pm

Five medals and four Olympic quota places in the World Championships marked India's year in wrestling, with Deepak Punia bagging a silver, and Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat claimed bronze medals.


A notch above others: Standout Indian athletes of the decade

December 31, 2019 3:44 pm

The 2010s were arguably Indian sport's most successful decade ever as they registered their best ever medal tallies at various respective sporting extravaganzas.

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

December 21, 2018 7:19 am

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