Vinesh Phogat and Ritu Phogat bagged gold in their respective weight categories of women’s wrestling on the opening day of the National championship on Friday.
In women’s wrestling, bouts were fought in only two weight categories. The Phogat sisters emerged triumphant in both.
While Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh, representing Railways, finished on the top of the podium after getting the better of Haryana’s Manisha in women’s 55kg, youngster Ritu bagged the yellow metal in women’s 50kg after beating Nirmala.
According to the national women’s team India coach Kuldeep Malik, both the Phogats performed well to ouster their respective opponents.
In Greco-Roman, Harpreet Singh of Punjab defeated Amarnath Yadav of Railways to win the gold medal in 82kg weight division.