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BELGRADE: Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday became the first Indian female wrestler to win two medals at World Championship when she won bronze in 53kg by beating Emma Jonna Malmgren of Sweden here.
28-year-old Vinesh also won a bronze medal in the 2019 tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
It was a remarkable comeback for Vinesh after a shock defeat in qualifying as she beat Malmgren 8-0 in the bronze medal round.

She made it to the bronze play-offs through a rematch after losing Khulan Batkhuyag the Mongolian, who won the silver medal at the 2022 Asian Championships, in her first match on Tuesday.
Vinesh, three Commonwealth Games champions, made it to the rematch after Batkhuyag reached the final.
In the rematch, Vinesh first defeated Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in a decisive victory (4-0) and then won the next match after her opponent Leyla Gurbanova of Azerbaijan did not participate. due to injury to advance to the bronze medal match. .





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