Vinesh wins 3rd successive gold in 53kg in Poland Open

The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the summit clash.

Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat bagged her third consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.   -  PTI

Star India grappler Vinesh Phogat bagged her third consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after winning the Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw.

The 24-year-old prevailed 3-2 over local wrestler Roksana in the summit clash.

Vinesh had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, the Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in the quarterfinals. The top Indian woman wrestler had bagged the top honour at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey last month.

“The biggest positives from wrestling against strong opponents are it forces me out of my comfort zone, makes me push my limits, and teaches important lessons! Happy with my performance at the #PolandOpen Excited by this start as a 53 kg wrestler, now onwards and upwards,” Vinesh tweeted.

Former national hockey captain Viren Rasquinha, who is also involved with Olympic Gold Quest, congratulated Vinesh on her success.