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Episode 27 September 21, 2019

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.

Additional link to ‘The Tamil Nadu Premier League and how spot-fixing works in India’ – https://bit.ly/2mm9hYa


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Game Time: Behind the rise of Vinesh Phogat and Amit PanghalWednesday 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. Additional link to 'The Tamil Nadu Premier League and how spot-fixing works in India' - https://bit.ly/2mm9hYa You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.