Vinesh Phogat Makes Golden Comeback at National Championships After 16-Month Hiatus



Vinesh Phogat won the 55kg gold medal upon her return after knee surgery at the Senior National Wrestling Championships 2024 in Jaipur. She had been on a 16-month hiatus due to a knee injury and made a triumphant comeback to training in December. The gold medal victory came after her last appearance at the World Championships in 2022.

In the women’s 59kg category, Anshu Malik, the silver medalist at the 2021 World Championships and 2022 Commonwealth Games, secured a gold medal by defeating Sarita Mor. Nirmala, a medalist at the 2010 Asian Championships and Commonwealth Games, claimed the gold in the 50kg category by defeating Neelam.