After winning Asiad gold, Vinesh Phogat now aims for Olympics

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After winning Asiad gold, Vinesh Phogat now aims for Olympics

New Delhi: 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,” Phogat said when she arrived in Delhi.

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.

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