Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat proved that her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics have been on monitor as she progressed to the 53kg last of Poland Open with two contrasting wins right here on Friday.
Whereas she needed to battle in opposition to 2019 World bronze winner Ekaterina Poleshchuk in her opening bout earlier than prevailing 6-2, Vinesh wanted solely 75 seconds to pin her American rival Amy Ann Fearnside.
The 26-year-old Vinesh can now win her third gold in as many tournaments this season, having received titles in Matteo Pellicone (March) and Asian Championship (April).
It was a tricky begin for Vinesh as she was up in opposition to fellow 2019 World bronze winner Ekaterina Poleshchuk, whose defence was fairly sturdy.
Vinesh went for a left-leg assault however the Russian took the Indian down on counter for a 2-Zero lead which she maintained all through the primary interval. Moments earlier than the break, Vinesh initiated one other transfer however couldn’t full.
Early within the second interval, Vinesh had Russian in hassle with a double leg assault as she levelled the rating after which bought two extra factors when Ekaterina dedicated a technical violation and was cautioned.
Vinesh accomplished the win with yet another take-down transfer.
It was a snug win within the subsequent spherical, although, as Vinesh pinned American rival opponent in simply 75 seconds. She was main 6-Zero at the moment.
Earlier within the day, Anshu Malik pulled out of the 57kg competitors on account of fever.