Vinesh Phogat Wins India Another Gold At The Yasar Dogu International And We Are Oh So Proud!
Usually, the entire nation feels a sense of pride and patriotism during two times – The Cricket World Cup (at least till we were in it) and in the days leading up to Independence Day. But looks like 2019 is going to instil patriotism in generous doses what with so many Indian sportswomen winning over hearts and the world, one gold medal at a time. Recently, celebrated sportswoman Vinesh Phogat won a gold at the 53kg category at the Yasar Dogu International, Istanbul and we are so, so proud.
Indian top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins Gold Medal ? in 53 Kg category at Yasar Dogu International wrestling championship in Istanbul,Turkey.@Phogat_Vinesh Congrats?
Keep doing hard work..Tokyo is waiting for you ?? pic.twitter.com/YsGi8Vnblo
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 15, 2019
The Indian wrestler won her consecutive second in the 53kgs category by defeating her Russian opponent Ekaterina Poleshchuk with a 9-5 score in the finals, giving us Indians yet another reason to celebrate and and it looks like the accolades will just keep coming. It was also revealed how, during the tournament, Vinesh won two of her three bouts with Technical Superiority.
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The Phogat sisters, hailing from the proud clan of wrestlers like Geeta and Babita Phogat, had also won a supreme gold at the 2018 Asian games and are continuing their winning streak, collecting gold medals for the country and reminding the world that there is no stopping women.
I've been passionately following since my childhood but it never came. Finally, for the first time, a gold for India! Congratulations @DuteeChand for winning the 100m sprint at the Universiade, the World University Games, in Naples?? pic.twitter.com/Rh4phsKCEI
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 10, 2019
In the same tournament, a few days back, sportswomen like Manju Kumari and Seema Kumari had also won gold for India, getting the Indian women’s total tally up to an impressive number of 3 golds. Hima Das also just won India a gold in a 200m race and Dutee Chand bagged a gold at the 100m race at other events. Clearly there is no slowing down these women as they take over the world with their incredible talent.
The 2020 World Olympics happen next year and while the men will do their thing, the women will also be making their voice heard and their strength felt. And honestly, we can’t wait. It’s one thing to be represented at global events and a whole other high to bring in the medals. And we do solemnly hope that they do us Indians proud once again, and maybe, one day, make the society realise that there is absolutely nothing that these women can’t achieve on their own and that it is about time we factor in a pay-equilibrium. And until then, we will continue to cheer and laud these strong women for making the world know who to look out for.