At par with the expectations, the Indian star wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal by winning a major victory in the Mateo Pelicon ranking series event. She, by winning this gold, is now topping the rank chart via securing first rank in his category.
The 26-year-old world bronze medalist and the only Indian female wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Games, Vinesh defeated Diana Marie Helen Wecker of Canada by 4–0 in the 53 kg title match.
Vinesh secured a podium finish by scoring all of her points in the first period and maintaining a lead in the second.
Vinesh won the gold medal in Kiev last week and this performance that she gave will motivate her and provide her with the confidence that her preparations for the biggest sports event are on the right track.
The Indian, when entered this event, where in the world number three but as and when this event came to conclusion, Indian claimed their rightful position of being number 1 by jumping 14 points. India has now returned to world number one.
The Canadian opponent was ranked at a low of 40 before the tournament, but is now behind Vinesh at number two.
Vinesh did not let any opponent take her score, not even a single point in this tournament, winning two out of the three bouts by pinning her rival while getting injury walkouts in the other two in the eight-woman field.
On Saturday, Sarita Mor had won a silver in the 57 kg.
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He faced strong competition from America’s Joseph Christopher Mc Canna but won the semi-finals with 6-3.
Even though Bajrang seemed to be improving the defense of his leg, the American still held his right leg. Bajrang, however, ensured that Mac Kenna did not take advantage of the grip.
In a fast-paced bout, Bajrang took a break with a 4–2 lead, down one point. The American filled the gap to 3-4 with a push out in the second round, but Bajrang sealed the issue with a double-digit throw. He will now face Tulga Tumir of Mongolia, who defeated Rohit with a 4–0 in the other 65kg semifinal to block an all-India final.