Vinesh Phogat bags bronze in new weight category in Asian Wrestling Championships

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first_imgVinesh Phogat bags bronze in new weight category in Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsVinesh Phogat claimed bronze after defeating Qianyu Pang of China 8-1 in the repechage round in the 53kg weight category at the Asian Wrestling Championships.advertisement Press Trust of India X’ianApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 17:54 IST Vinesh Phogat defeated Qianyu Pang of China to get bronze (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVinesh Phogat bagged bronze in the Asian Wrestling ChampionshipsVinesh defeated Jo Cih Chiu of Taipei in the 53kg repechage roundVinesh beat Qianyu Pang of China 8-1 in the bronze medal play-offAsian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat clinched a bronze in her new 53kg weight category at the Asian Wrestling Championships in X’ian on Friday.Vinesh has moved up to a higher category from 50kg in which she had won a gold in the Jakarta Asian Games, after rejig of weight classes by the world governing body for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.She had competed in 53kg at the UWW Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tourney in Bulgaria last month and won a silver medal.Vinesh had a disappointing start as she lost to Mayu Mukaida of Japan, who came through the qualification round. The Japanese was declared a 10-0 winner in a victory by technical superiority verdict.But since her opponent reached the final, Vinesh featured in the repechage round where she beat Jo Cih Chiu of Taipei in a 6-0 victory by fall verdict.In the bronze medal play-off, Vinesh beat Qianyu Pang of China 8-1.In the women’s 72kg category, Kiran crashed out in the quarterfinals as she lost 4-7 on points at the hands of Zhamila Bakbergenova of Kazakhstan.Also Read | Asian Wrestling Championships: Divya Kakran and Manju Kumari bag bronze for IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Vinesh PhogatFollow Bronze medalFollow Asian Wrestling Championships Nextlast_img

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