Vinesh Phogat bagged the gold medal within the ladies’s 53kg occasion as she beat world No.7 and 2017 World Champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 10-Eight within the last of the XXIV Excellent Ukrainian Wrestlers And Coaches Memorial occasion on Sunday. Vinesh had gained gold on the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Video games in addition to the 2018 Asian Video games.
This was Vinesh’s first event put up the coronavirus lockdown and it’s been a profitable return for the highest Indian wrestler towards the reigning European 53kg champion and a two-time world champion.
What do you do if you end up combating the reigning European champion (and Former World Champ) and are 2 factors down within the last with 30 seconds to go?You assault with every little thing you’ve bought – Talent + Tenacity + Power all distilled into one transfer.
Masterclass by Vinesh Phogat. pic.twitter.com/ncLEhhEQEF
— Rahul Chaudhary (@7rahulc) February 28, 2021
Up towards the world quantity seven Belarusian, it was not a simple bout for the world quantity three Indian as the 2 grapplers saved testing one another with constant assaults within the sea-saw battle during which Vinesh prevailed. Vinesh opened up a 4-Zero lead within the 53kg last with a throw which she initiated with a left-leg assault however Kaladzinskay made it 4-Four along with her sensible transfer.
Vinesh took the break main 6-4, including to her rating with a take down, 10 seconds earlier than the break. Trailing 6-Eight within the final 36 seconds, Vinesh defended an attacking transfer from Vanesa superbly and turned it round into an assault of her personal to bag 4 factors that ultimately bought her the victory.
Within the semi-final sport towards Romanian Anna A, Vinesh Phogat had pulled off an unbelievable takedown the place she first defended towards her after which went on the assault. She grabbed maintain of 1 leg of Anna and utterly put her on the backfoot. She then held each her legs and lifted her, rotated and pinned her to the ground.
Vinesh is the one Indian girl wrestler to have certified for the Tokyo Video games. Requested about her defence, Vinesh’s Belgian coach Woller Akos mentioned he would communicate solely after he discusses the bout together with his ward. The subsequent event for Vinesh is UWW rating collection occasion — Matteo Pellicone in Italy, the place fellow Tokyo Qualifiers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya will even be seen in motion from March 4-7.
(With PTI inputs)