Vinesh Phogat marries wrestler Somvir Rathee, takes eight vows instead of seven

They both are Indian railways’ employees and at the workplace, they fell in love with each other. Phogat is all set to tie the knot with her long-time boyfriend and fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee on Thursday next week. Vinesh was born in theBilaliVillage ofCharkhi District in Haryana,India, in a family of wrestling background.

Vinesh Phogat defeated 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskay to win the gold medal in February 2021 at the tournament held in Kiev. Vinesh Phogat bagged a maiden World Championship medal in the women’s 53 kg category after pinning Maria Prevolaraki in the Bronze medal match. She became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by virtue of her top six finish. In the Commonwealth Games 2013, Phogat finished second to grab the silver medal in the 51kg Women’s Freestyle. In the Asian Wrestling Championships, she bagged bronze in the 52kg category.

The couple on Thursday took an additional vow “beti bachao, beti padhao, beti khilao ” during the wedding ceremony in Vinesh’s hometown Charkhi Dadri. Interestingly, the engagement took place upon her return from Jakarta at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The couple decided to take eight vows together instead of seven, with the extra one reportedly being “beti bachao, beti padhao, beti khilao “.

In 2013, she won the bronze medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, India in the match with her opponent Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand in the women’s freestyle 52 kg category. In Commonwealth and Asian Games, she became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold medals in both events. In 2019, she was regarded as the first woman athlete in India who was nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards. Vinesh won the gold medal in women’s 50 kg freestyle wrestling at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. She participated in Yasar Dogu International in 2019 and won gold by defeating Ekaterina Poleshchuk of Russia and in 2019 Poland Open wrestling tournament. The first Indian woman wrestler to win Asiad gold, Vinesh Phogat, tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend and former national-level wrestler anand cheating in Haryana’s Balali village on Thursday.

The moment is no less than a historic one as she becomes the first woman to bag three consecutive gold for the country. It only took her two minutes and 24 seconds to complete the match and emerge victorious. In 2021, at Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series events, Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal. Vinesh also won back-to-back gold medals in 2014 Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year. For Vinesh, life after marriage has been a highly exciting one as she has scaled up the ‘success quotient’, contriving a podium finish in as many as six international tournaments this year.

Phogat comes from a successful family of wrestlers, with her cousins and being international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well. Winning her third consecutive gold medal at Commonwealth Games, Vinesh Phogat has made India proud. She defeated Chamodya Keshni Maduravalage Don from Sri Lanka to win Women’s Freestyle 543kg Nordic.

The Sports Tattoo is a platform that predicts and provides tips for Dream11, the world’s biggest fantasy cricket game. The platform has been designed to provide you with reliable information about your favorite team, player or match. Vinesh was selected in the2020 Tokyo Olympicsbut was unfortunate to clinch any medal for India.

Her cousin, Ritu Phogat, too is an international level wrestler and has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. In 2013, she won a silver medal at Commonwealth Wrestling Championships organised in Johannesburg, South Africa in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category. Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria defeated her in this exclusive tournament. Indian wrestling has seen a lot of ‘come-from-behind wins’ over the years – the most prominent being the country’s top men’s wrestler Bajrang Punia who seems to be getting into a habit of making stunning come-from-behind wins. She comes from a successful family of wrestlers, with her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games. She has the higest ranking in wrestling by defeating 2017 world champion Vanesa Kaladzinskay.

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