Watch Sushil Kumar, Indian Wrestlers Congratulate Vinesh on Bronze

Watch behind the scenes footage of Vinesh Phogat celebrating her medal with Sushil Kumar and other wrestlers.

Olympic Sports
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Vinesh Phogat (53kg) clinched India’s first medal at this edition of the Wrestling World Championships and also became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the2020 Tokyo Olympics on a great day for the Indian contingent in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Following her win, Vinesh returns to the practice arena where the entire Indian wrestling team congratulates the champion on the feat. In the video, Sushil Kumar, whose preliminary bouts are tomorrow can be seen telling Vinesh she fought very well. The wrestler then goes onto meet her new coach and the rest of the team.

Vinesh beat two-time world bronze medalist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece by fall in the bronze medal bout of 53 kg freestyle category. She is only the fourth Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the meet.

Earlier, Vinesh won both her matches in the repechage round of the 53-kg weight category to seal a quota for Tokyo Olympics.

Vinesh first defeated former World Championships bronze medallist Yuliya Khalvadzhy of Ukraine 5-0 and then went on to upset World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt 8-2 in the second bout of the repechage round to enter bronze medal play-off bout where she faced Greece's two-time World Championships medallist Maria Prevolaraki.

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