Vinesh Phogat Biography:
Vinesh Phogat is an Indian wrestler and She was born on Thursday, August 25, 1994, in Balali, Haryana, India. She was the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games.
Vinesh hails from one of the traditional wrestling families from Haryana. She was introduced to wrestling by her uncle and former wrestler Mahavir Phogat. She along with her cousins Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari and Ritu Phogat were trained by Mahavir.
In 2013, she participated in the youth wrestling championships held in Johannesburg and won a silver medal in the 51kg category. Later that year, she made her international debut at the Asian wrestling championships held in New Delhi where she won a bronze medal in the 51kg category.
In 2014, she then moved from the 51kg to the 48kg category and participated in the commonwealth games held in Glasgow where she won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category. In September 2014, at the 2013 Asian games, she won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Vinesh Phogat|
|Events||48 kg/50 kg/53 kg|
|Date of Birth||August 25, 1994 (Thursday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Balali, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Balali, Haryana, India|
|School||KCM Sr Sec School Jhojhu Kalan, Haryana|
|Education Qualifications||Not Known|
Later, in 2015, she won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category after losing the final to Yuki Irie of japan at the 2015 Asian championships held in Doha. A year later, she then moved from the 53kg to the 51kg category, she won a bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category at the 2016 Asian championships held in Bangkok.
She then qualified for her debut summer games at the 2016 Rio Olympics but ended her journey in the quarter-finals after losing to Sun Yanan of China due to a knee injury.
In 2017, she won a silver medal in the women’s freestyle 55 kg category at the Asian championships held in New Delhi. In 2018, she then won 2 gold medals, one at the commonwealth games and another one at the Asian Games in the women’s freestyle 50 kg category.
A year later, she won her first world championship medal by winning bronze in the women’s 53 kg category at the 2019 world championships held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. With this win, she then secured her berth at summer games at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Vinesh Phogat Achievements:
- Youth Wrestling Championship Johannesburg 2013: Silver Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2013: Bronze Medal
- Asian Games Incheon 2014: Bronze Medal
- Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014: Gold Medal
- Asian Championships Doha 2015: Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Bangkok 2016: Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2017: Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Bishkek 2018: Silver Medal
- Asian Championships Xi’an 2019: Bronze Medal
- World Championships Nur-Sultan 2019: Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2020: Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships Almaty 2021: Gold Medal
- Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018: Gold Medal
- Asian Games Jakarta 2018: Gold Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||160 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.60 m (in meters)
5’ 3” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||55 kg (in kilograms)|
121 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Late Rajpal Singh Phogat|
Mother: Prem Lata Phogat
|Siblings||Brother: Harvinder Phogat|
Sister (s): Priyanka Phogat
Babita Kumari (Cousin)
Ritu Phogat (Cousin)
Geeta Phogat (Cousin)
|Marriage Date||14 December 2018|