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The ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat who has made India proud manier times in the ring, disappointingly lost in the pre-quarterfinals stage at World Wrestling Championships 2019. Despite putting all her efforts in the game Vinesh fell short against reigning World Wrestling Champion Maya Mukaida. However, the winning hopes are still alive in the game as the 25-year-old young wrestler has a chance of getting a repechage if Mukaida makes it to the final.

Phogat could face World No. 1 American wrestler Sarah Hilderbrandt in her next bout only if Mukaida topples Greek professional Maria Prevolaraki in the semi-final. Vinesh is now keeping her fingers crossed in the game as tables can turn at any point of time. The Indian wrestling champions reached to the pre-quarterfinals stage after defeating Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson by 13-0 in the campaign opener.

When the young-gun Vinesh Phogat reached to the pre-quarterfinal stage, her coach Woller Akos said, “If you want to be World Champion, you will have to beat the best in business. why fear? Whenever she has got a tough draw, she has ended up winning a medal. Let’s see.” Though this is not the end of her inspiring journey as many more big tournaments are yet to come and Vinesh has that potential to win them all.

Earlier in the last month, Phogat brought home a shining gold medal again in women’s 53 kg wrestling category at Poland Open 2019. In that prestigious tournament, Vinesh flattened the local star Roksana with the close margin of 3-2. It was one of the unforgettable final showdowns for Vinesh Phogat. With the lustrous title of Poland Open, Vinesh won her third straight gold medal for India. Before that, she already won Yasar Dogu International 2019 in Istanbul against  Ekaterina Poleshchuk of Russia. In that tournament, the young Indian star outclassed the Russian with a margin of 9-5 in the magnificent finals of 53kg female wrestling category. Not only this, but she also won gold at  Grand Prix of Spain in 2019. While in 2018 she clinched the gold in Asian Games against Yuki Irie of Japan at 50 kg Freestyle Wrestling.