Vinesh Phogat, who is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, won the gold medal in Friday’s Polish Open at 53kg. Vinesh made a spectacular appearance at the event, saying he was fully prepared for the upcoming Games in Tokyo. This is the third title of the season for 26-year-old Vinesh, who won the gold medal at the Mateo Pelican in March and the Asian Championships in April.
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This win will make Vinesh a top-ranked wrestler at the Tokyo Olympics. Initially, Vinesh had no trouble with any of his competitors against the 2019 World Championships bronze medalist Ekaterina Poleschuk, and he rose to the top of the table by just two points. In the final, he did not lose a single point against Ukraine’s Christina Bereza and won 8–0. While Vinesh made his most points double leg attack, Bereza, the 2019 European silver medalist, remained defensive throughout the match.
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World bronze medalist and Asian Games champion Vineesh struggled to win a 6-2 win over Poleschuk, but he pinned American rival Amy Ann Furnside in just 75 seconds in the semifinals. In the opening round, Vinesh faced a tough challenge from his defense of Poleschuk. He used a left-handed attacking tactic against the Russian wrestler, but his bet was reversed and Poleschuk took a 2-0 lead. Vinesh attacked the opponent’s legs in the second period and managed to make the score 2-2. Poleschuk made a technical mistake this time as Vinesh got two more points. Beat the Russian wrestler again and win the match 6-2. However, they got a comfortable win in the next round. He pinned the American wrestler in just 75 seconds. This time they had a 6-0 lead in the game.