Rome Rankings Series Day 3 Full Result: Vinesh Phogat wins gold, Nandini misses out on bronze

By   - 06/03/2021

Rome Rankings Series Day 3 Full Result: Vinesh Phogat (IND) was the only defending champion to have smooth sailing on the third day as she claimed her second consecutive gold medal in Rome with a 4-0 win over former world bronze medalist Diana Weicker (CAN). Phogat won her two bouts via fall and did not concede a single point en route the gold medal.

In the final, Phogat scored the first takedown with a snap after she was warned for passivity. She later completed a double-leg takedown to make it 4-0. She defended her lead despite Weicker getting a hold of her leg a couple of times in the bout.

“I am not satisfied with this performance at all. I won but I want to attack more,” Phogat said. “I want my score to be more than 4-0. While my mind knows that but my body is not allowing me to do it.”

Phogat’s win in the morning session saw her pin fellow Indian Nandini SALOKHE (IND) before winning the same way against Samantha STEWART (CAN) in the semifinal. Phogat’s wins in Rome was her third consecutive Ranking Series gold medal and fourth medal at the event.


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