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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat Out Of Paris Olympics qualification Race? Fact-Check 

Influencers claimed that wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who was defeated at the National Trials in the 53kg weight category, she had failed to represent India at the upcoming Olympic. She was one of the wrestlers who wanted to ‘Immerse Medals ” in Ganga.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @MrSinha_ tweeted “After Bajrang Puniya, Vinesh Phogat also lost in National trials & missed a chance to represent India in Olympics. A young wrestler Anju defeated her by 10-0.. Yes 10-0, it was a one sided match. I wish she was more interested in her game, instead of protesting for political reasons..” on March 11, 2024. The tweet has received an about 972.1k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @VertigoWarrior, @rishibagree, @_tapabrata_jana made the same claim that Wrestler Vinesh Phogat loses 0-10 to the junjor wrestler Anju in the 53 kg category in semifinals. She had failed to represent India at the upcoming Olympics. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In the 50kg weight category, she won 11-6 against Shivani to secure a spot in the Paris Olympics Qualification tournament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the following month. She competed in the 50 kg and 53 kg weight categories. In the 53kg division, she was defeated  one-sided 0–10 by Anju in the match. But Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia were disqualified from the Paris Olympics qualifying race. We visited ESPN, which posted about this on March 11, 2024 with the headline “Vinesh Phogat wins trials for Paris Olympics Qualification tournament”. This article explained the incident in details.

Vinesh Phogat wins a quota for the women’s 50 kg event at the Paris Olympics:

We visited India Today to get the updated details. In the women’s 50kg semifinals of the Asian Olympic qualifier on Saturday(20/04/24), Vinesh Phogat defeated Laura Ganikyzy of Kazakhstan 10-0 to secure the Paris 2024 quota. Vinesh Phogat will now face Aktenge Keunimjaeva of Uzbekistan, who defeated Chinese Taipei’s Meng Hsuan Hsieh 4-2. In 4:18 minutes, Phogat—a Commonwealth and Asian Games champion—won the battle. For nearly two years, Vinesh was out of action and engaged in protests against Brij Bhushan Saran Singh, the former president of WFI. She took part in two weight categories in the trials and won a 50 kg trial to qualify for the Asian Olympics. In her opening round, Vinesh displayed her skill in the wrestling arena with a faultless performance. In the round of 16, she decisively defeated Cheon Miran of South Korea, winning 10-0. She achieved another quick victory in her quarter final match against Dit Samnang of Cambodia, obtaining victory by fall (VFA) in less than a minute. Notably, Vinesh participated in the 50kg division, despite her typical preference of 53kg.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Political influencers are circulating distorted claims about Vinesh Phogat to target her. After the defeat of Wrestler Vinesh Phogat in the 53kg weight category at National trials,influencers claimed that she had failed to represent India in the upcoming Olympic. She qualified for the Paris Olympics Qualification competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, next month by defeating Shivani 11–6 in the 50 kg weight category. She competed in two weight categories: 53 kg and 50 kg. In the 53kg category, she was defeated 0–10 by Anju. On the other hand, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya were disqualified from the Paris Olympics qualifying competition.


Fact : She defeated Shivani 11-6 in the 50kg weight category to book a place in the Paris Olympics Qualification tournament in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, next month. She participated in two weight categories, 50kg and 53kg. She suffered a one-sided 0-10 defeat against Anju in the 53kg category. However, Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya were eliminated from the Paris Olympics qualification race.

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