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Vinesh Phogat Controversy: Is Competing in 2 Weight Categories Fair?
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Vinesh Phogat Controversy: Is Competing in 2 Weight Categories Fair?

Vinesh Phogat, India's decorated wrestler, recently ignited a firestorm of debate by competing in two weight categories (50kg and 53kg) at the Indian Wrestling Trials for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers. While Phogat emerged victorious in both categories, the move sparked questions about fairness and adherence to wrestling regulations. Fair Play or Unfair Advantage? Arguments for Vinesh Phogat: Versatility and Strategic Advantage: Supporters argue that Phogat's ability to compete in two categories showcases her versatility as a wrestler. They see it as a strategic move, allowing her to choose the weight class that best suits her performance at the Olympics. Addressing Injuries: Some suggest that Phogat might be aiming to compete in the 53kg category at the Olympics due to l...
Vinesh Phogat Gets Green Light to Compete in Two Weight Categories at Wrestling Trials, Books Olympic Qualifier Spot
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Vinesh Phogat Gets Green Light to Compete in Two Weight Categories at Wrestling Trials, Books Olympic Qualifier Spot

Vinesh Phogat, the decorated Indian wrestler and a vocal critic of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) leadership, secured a dramatic victory at the national wrestling trials in Patiala. However, the path to her win was far from ordinary. Unconventional Move, Exceptional Result Despite UWW rules allowing participation in only one weight category, Vinesh demanded and received permission to compete in both the 50kg and 53kg categories. This unusual request caused a two-and-a-half-hour delay in the competition schedule. Vinesh emerged victorious in the 50kg category, defeating Shivani 11-6. This win secures her a spot at the Paris Olympics Qualification tournament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, next month. However, she lost the 53kg bout to Anju by technical superiority. Committ...
Antim Panghal Gets Relief: To Face Single Final Bout for Asian Wrestling Trials
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Antim Panghal Gets Relief: To Face Single Final Bout for Asian Wrestling Trials

Antim Panghal, India's sole Olympic quota holder in women's 53kg wrestling, has been granted a concession by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Instead of participating in the entire selection process for the upcoming Asian Championships, she will only need to compete in one final bout. The decision comes as Panghal is currently injured and has been unable to train extensively. As per a WFI circular, the winner of the regular 53kg weight category trials, scheduled for March 10-11 in Delhi, will face Panghal in a final match to be held later in March. Why is Antim Panghal Getting Relief? This move aims to balance fairness for other wrestlers while acknowledging Panghal's unique position as an Olympic qualifier. It also highlights the ongoing complexities within the WFI. ...