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Vinesh Phogat Wins at Wrestling Trials After Drama: Competing in Two Weights, Challenging Quota System
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Vinesh Phogat Wins at Wrestling Trials After Drama: Competing in Two Weights, Challenging Quota System

Vinesh Phogat, a decorated Indian wrestler, emerged victorious in the 50kg category at the national wrestling trials in Patiala. However, the path to her win was unconventional. A Rule-Bending Move for Vinesh Phogat Vinesh demanded to compete in both the 50kg and 53kg categories, despite UWW regulations allowing participation in only one weight class. This unusual request caused a delay in the competition schedule. The ad-hoc committee, in a controversial move, ultimately allowed her to participate in both. Securing a Spot, But Questions Remain Vinesh's win in the 50kg category grants her a chance to compete for an Olympic quota place at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers. However, she lost the 53kg semi-final. Vinesh's primary goal is to compete in the 53kg category, where A...