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Game Time: Behind the rise of Vinesh Phogat and Amit Panghal
Wednesday was a historic day for India. On one hand, boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik (63kg) entered the semifinals of the World Men’s Boxing Championships; and on the other hand, wrestler Vinesh Phogat defeated the two-time Worlds medallist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece and won the bronze medal in the 53-kg category in the World Wrestling Championships and qualified for the 2020 Olympics. In this episode, Daksh and Gaurav, talk about what went behind these wins. First, Gaurav, who recently visited Phogat at her home in Haryana, tells us about the challenges she has faced over the years and how she has now managed to become a well-rounded wrestler. Next, he breaks down Amit Panghal’s winning technique and what makes him an Olympic contender.
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