Vinesh Phogat Starts Her World Wrestling Championship 2019 Campaign With a Crushing Victory, Defeats Sofia Mattsson in Her First Clash
Vinesh Phogat (Photo Credits: IANS)

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhastan), September 17: Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat made a brilliant start to her campaign at the World Wrestling Championship as she defeated reigning Olympic medalist Sofia Mattsson 12-0 in the opening round of the women's 53kg category on Tuesday. Vinesh had established an unassailable 8-0 lead in the first round over much-fancied Sofia, who tried to resist the Indian girl's challenge in the second round. Vinesh Phogat Wins Third Successive Gold Medal in Poland Open, Sports Ministry Congratulates Indian Werstler.

But the 25-year-old yet again pulled off four points by flooring the European Games champion for a 12-0 verdict, the match being stopped thereafter with a technical superiority verdict in Vinesh's favour. She will next face Japan's two-time world champions Mayu Mukaida in the quarter-final.