Vinesh Phogat sealed her place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also won a bronze in the World Wrestling Championships. Having never won a medal in this competition before, the Indian defeated Maria Prevolraki by fall to win the medal. Speaking to the media after her match, she revealed that she would build on her momentum and try to win a gold in Tokyo.
"I am feeling very happy. This is my first world medal. For 5 years, I have been trying and trying and now I changed my weight category from 50 to 53 and finally, I won this medal and Olympic quota for my country. A very proud moment for me," she said.
"It's only been 10 months since I changed my weight category. And I am very happy to win this medal. It's a very, very, very happy moment for me," she quipped.
When asked about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, she said, "I have won my quota for 53 kg for my country. I hope what I left in Rio, I will be taking in Tokyo. I am doing my best to win a gold in Tokyo."