After heartbreak on Day4, Vinesh Phoghat can have another shot at podium finish on Wednesday. Courtesy Mayu Mukaida’s entry into finals, Vinesh has entered Repechage round and can have a go at bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships.
Even if Vinesh wins against Yulia – fight for bronze will became very tough again Sarah who was seeded number 1 in the ongoing world championship but was ousted in the quarters against Mukaida. Win against Yulia and Sarah will not only give Vinesh first medal of the world championship but will also confirm her ticket for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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Earlier, Vinesh showed glimpse of her prowess during the opening round victory against Sofia Mattsson. After registering easy win against Swede, Vinesh lost to defending champion Mayu Mukaida 0-7 in the second round of the 53kg category of the World Wrestling Championships. Mukaida remained patient in the opening two minutes but was able to get a waist hold on Vinesh and took a 7-0 lead. Vinesh was never able to recover as she went for the leg but Mukaida kept evading the Indian’s attempts to reach the next round.
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