On Wednesday, Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to get entry in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Vinesh kept Sarah Ann Hildebrandt World No. 1 in her second repechage round with some superlative protection. Sara has received the correct arm at least five times, but the Indian has never taken benefit of her competitor with her enormous power in the upper body and gained lead of 8-2.
Vinesh lost to the champion Mayu Mukaida in the second round after placing in a very tough 53 kg draw. She readily sent Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya 5-0 to Ukraine in the first round of her repechage.
Vinesh said that as she went into her training area, “I’m having a medal bout and I don’t want to lose it. “I am happy and relieved that I am going to Tokyo but it’s not over yet. I have a medal bout and I don’t want to miss that,” She was hugged by Navjot Kaur and smoothed by the Indian camp, which in the earlier days lasted hard times.