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Vinesh Phogat becomes 1st Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Prime News, National and International Sport, Wrestling, New Delhi, September 18:- India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan today.

She scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medalist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games. Vinesh Phogat will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria Prevolaraki of Germany later today.

Earlier, she had stormed to a 5-0 win over Ukraine’s Yuliya Khalvadzhy in the first round of repechage in the 53 kg category to remain in contention for an Olympic quota and a bronze medal. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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