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‘Golden girl’ Vinesh Phogat to marry wrestler Somvir Rathee on December 13

Phogat’s first wrestling championship was in 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, India. She won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 52 kg category opposite Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand. In 2014 she participate in Commonwealth Games and represented India in the women’s freestyle 48 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and won the gold medal.

The couple got married in a traditional Hindu ceremony, however, they took an extra ‘phera’. In the eighth ‘phera’, they pledged to “save, teach girl child and let her play”. In allowing her cousins and herself to pursue competitive wrestling, her father and uncle had to deal with immense pressure and opposition from the community in their village in Haryana. They were adjudged as going against the morals and values of their community.

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Her cousins are Geetha and Babita Phogat, who have won the gold medal in the 55kg category in Commonwealth Games. Vinesh kickstarted the year garnering a silver medal at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Bulgaria – she subsequently followed it up with a bronze-medal finish at the Asian Wrestling Championship in China. She subsequently got into a gold-winning streak completing a hat-trick of crowns at the Poland Open, Spanish Grand Prix and Yasar Dogu International in Turkey – Vinesh also capped off a silver medal finish at the Medved Tournament in Belarus. Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in as many weeks with a dominant win in the event and reclaimed the top rank in the her category. Vinesh blanked Canada’s Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4-0 where she scored all her points in the first period and held on to her lead in the second to ensure a top-of-the-podium finish. At the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha, Phogat won the silver medal in her category after losing the final to Yuki Irie of Japan.

In 2021, at the Poland Open, Phogat won a gold medal in the women’s 53 kg category and reserved herself for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Vinesh won a gold medal in January 2020 after defeating her opponent Luisa Elizabeth Valverde in Rome Ranking Series. In 2019, Vinesh won a bronze medal by defeating her opponent Qianyu Pang of China in the Asian Wrestling Championships.

On 13 December 2018, she married her long-time boyfriend and fellow wrestler rice and milk in spanish of Bakhta Khera village of Jind district, who is a two times gold medalist in the national championship. The couple knew each other since 2011 and both work for the Indian Railways where they met and fell in love. Vinesh Phogat married her long-time boyfriend and fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee on 13 December 2018. VINESH PHOGAT,born on 25th August 1994, is an esteemed international wrestler representingIndiain the 53kg weight category and became the first Indian wrestler to win gold at bothCommonwealth GamesandAsian Games. Recently, she was suspended at the2020 Tokyo Olympicsfor her inappropriate behaviour.Dangal, a 2016 blockbuster movie, was based on her family’s biopic in whichAamir Khanplayed the role of her father,Rajpal Singh Phogat.

From 2015–2017, Vinesh won the silver medal in her category after losing the final to Yuki Irie of Japan. She qualified tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics held in Istanbul and won in the final round beating Polish wrestler Iwona Matkowska, and qualified for the Olympics in the process. Vinesh Phogat is part of legendary Phogat family of wrestlers which has given India plenty of international medals. Vinesh, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and current Asian Games champion, bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing in the second round. The 26-year-old has now been temporarily suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India for refusing to train with Indian team and breaching apparel code in Tokyo. In these collection of pictures, we reveal some unknow facts about Vinesh Phogat.