Vinesh Phogat Wins 3rd Successive Gold Medal in 53kg Category, Beats Local Wrestler Roksana in Poland Open 2019
Vinesh Phogat (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Star India wrestler Vinesh Phogat has bagged her third consecutive gold in women's 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw. Vinesh defeated local wrestler Roksana 3-2 in the final of the 53 kg category to take home the gold medal. This is the third gold medal for the 24-year-old in last two months.

Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson 4-0 of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarterfinals of this international tournament. In the semi-finals, Vinesh defeated Russia’s Ekaterina Poleshchuk 3-1 to make it to the summit clash. Vinesh Phogat Slams Haryana Government's Sports Policy, Says 'It Was Best 4-5 Years Ago, Has Gone Worse Now'.

The Indian grappler earlier won gold medals at the Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey respectively. After having changed her weight category from 50 kg to 53 kg, Vinesh has won a silver, a bronze, and three gold medals thus far.

Meanwhile, former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha, who is also involved with Olympic Gold Quest, congratulated Vinesh on her success. "Congrats @Phogat_Vinesh as she wins the gold medal beating the local girl 3-2 in the final of the Poland Open. This is Vinesh's 3rd consecutive gold in 53kgs after Spain and Turkey. Well done @Media_SAI, #TOPS and #WFI. We are proud to support this champion Vinesh @OGQ_India," Rasquinha, who heads the Olympic Gold Quest as its CEO, wrote on his twitter page.

Vinesh will be in action at the World Championships in Nursultan, Kazakhstan in September. At the tournament, Tokyo Olympics 2020 berth will be up for grabs in each weight category.

(With PTI Inputs)