India women’s wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her second gold medal in two weeks as she defeated Canada’s Diana Wicker 4-0 in the final of the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event in Rome and reclaimed the top rank in her category.
Vinesh scored all her points in the first period and held on to her lead in the second to ensure a top-of-the-podium finish. Vinesh had won a gold medal in Kyiv last week and this performance would give her the belief that her preparations for the biggest sporting event are on the right track.
Vinesh had entered the event as world number three but is back to world number one by jumping 14 points. The Canadian was ranked as low as 40 before the tournament but is now just behind Vinesh at number two.
Vinesh did not concede a single point at this tournament, winning two of her three bouts by pinning her rivals while getting injury walkouts in the other two in the eight-woman field.
Sarita Mor had won a silver in the 57kg on Saturday.