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Vinesh Phogat looks forward to Olympics participation

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 August 2018, 12:03 IST

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who won the gold medal in 50kg freestyle wrestling at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, arrived at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday.

Reflecting on her gold medal-winning performance, which saw her become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, Phogat said her next focus was on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"The next major competition is Olympics, but I will also go for all the competitions that take place in between and give my best there," she told reporters here.
The 23-year-old thrashed her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie 6-2 to give India their second gold of the tournament.

India currently stands at the eight spot in the medal table with a total tally of 29 - comprising seven gold, five silver, and 17 bronze medals.

(ANI)

 

First published: 26 August 2018, 12:03 IST
 
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