Indian star wrestler Vinesh Fogat has proven that her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are underway as she advances to the 53-pound final of the Polish Open with two contrasting victories here on Friday.
While she had to fight against the world bronze medalist 2019 Ekaterina Poleshchuk in her opening match, before winning 6-2, Vinesh needed only 75 seconds to fix her American rival Amy Ann Furnside.
The 26-year-old Vinesh can now win her third gold in so many tournaments this season after winning titles at the Matteo Pelicone (March) and the Asian Championship (April).
This was a difficult start for Vinesh, as she faced her colleague for the world bronze winner in 2019, Ekaterina Poleshchuk, whose defense was quite strong.
Vinesh focused on a left-footed attack, but the Russian took the Indian on a counter for 2-0, which she maintained in the first period. Moments before the break, Weinsch initiated a new move, but could not finish.
At the beginning of the second period, Vinesh had a Russian woman in difficulty with a double-legged attack, after equalizing the score and then getting two more points when Ekaterina committed a technical foul and was warned.
Vinesh finished the victory with another move.
However, this was a convenient victory in the next round, as Vinesh held the American opponent for only 75 seconds. At that time she was leading with 6: 0.
Earlier in the day, Anshu Malik withdrew from the race to 57kg due to a fever.