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Vinesh Phogat Wrestler: Age, Husband, Sisters, Father, Medals, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Arjuna Award


Vinesh Phogat Wrestler Born on 25 August 1994, Vinesh Phogat is an Indian wrestler and cousin of world-famous Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari who are international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well.

Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games and also the First Indian Athlete to be Nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards to be held on February 18, 2019.

Early life

Vinesh Phogat Sisters: Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari are Vinesh’s cousin sister. Her cousin, Ritu Phogat is also an international level wrestler and has won Gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.

Vinesh Phogat Father: She is the daughter of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s younger brother Rajpal Phogat.

Birthday: 25 August 1994

Vinesh Phogat Age: 25 years

From: Bhiwani district, Haryana

Vinesh Phogat Height: 5’3″

Vinesh Phogat Weight: 56 kgs

Specializes in: Freestyle wrestling


Vinesh Phogat Medals

Vinesh Phogat World Championships

  • Bronze medal in 2019 Nur-Sultan in 53 Kg event

Vinesh Phogat Commonwealth Games

  • Gold medal in 2014 Glasgow 48 Kg event
  • Gold medal in 2018 Gold Coast 50 kg event

Vinesh Phogat Asian Games

  • Gold medal in 2018 Jakarta 50 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2014 Incheon 48 kg event

Vinesh Phogat Asian Championships

  • Silver medal in 2015 Doha 48 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2017 New Delhi 55 kg event
  • Silver medal in 2018 Bishkek 50 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2013 New Delhi 51 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2016 Bangkok 53 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2019 Xion 53 kg event
  • Bronze medal in 2020 New Delhi 53 kg event

Youth Wrestling Championship

  • Silver medal in 2013 Johannesburg 51 kgs

Vinesh Phogat Arjuna Award, Awards and Accolades

  • Arjuna Award in 2016
  • Nominated for Padma Shri in 2018 by Sports Authority of India

Vinesh Phogat Husband

  • Vinesh married her longtime boyfriend and fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee of Jind district on 13 December 2018
  • Somvir Rathee is two times gold medalist in the national championship.
  • Both work for the Indian Railway and knew each other since 2011