Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after holding off world number one Sarah Ann Hildebrandt 8-2 in her second repechage round.
After losing the second round in the 53 kg to Mayu Mukaida, Vinesh easily dispatched Ukraine’s Yuliia Khavaldzhy Blahinya 5-0 in the first repechage round.
Vinesh has been doing well with gold medals at Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. She now is a game away from winning a medal at the World Championships.
She will take on Maria Prevolaraki for the medal.
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