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Vinesh Phogat bags silver at Asian Wrestling Championship

Vinesh Phogat bags silver at Asian Wrestling Championship

Context:

  • India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat has settled for Silver Medal in the 50kg Freestyle competition at the Asian Wrestling Championship in Kyrgyzstan. 

 

  • In the final of the event at Bishkek,  the Indian lost to China's Chun Lei. Another Indian, Sangeeta claimed Bronze in the 59kg division. 
  • Along with these two medals, India's medal tally has reached four in the ongoing championships.

Know about Asian wrestling championship:

  • Asian Wrestling Championships is the Wrestling Asian Championship organized by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC).
  • The men's tournament began in 1979 and The women's tournament was first staged in 1996, and it has been held every year.

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