Vinesh Phogat inherited wrestling as his uncle Mahavir Singh Phogat was a wrestler himself. Vinesh Phogat learned the art of wrestling from his uncle and through this, India's name was illuminated in the world. Vinesh's journey of success continues and she is the first woman wrestler from India to win gold medals in both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Vinesh became the first Indian wrestler to be nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards to be held on February 18, 2019. He was born on 25 August 1994 in the Balali village of the Bhiwani district of Haryana. She won the bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and became the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
26-year-old Vinesh Phogat has achieved many successes in her career. He won a gold medal for the country in the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, while in Asian Games, he won bronze in 2014 and a gold medal in 2018. Her achievements in the Asian Championship have also been very good and this year i.e. in 2021, he won the gold medal. At the same time, he won silver medals in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Apart from this, he won bronze medals in the 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2020 Asian Championships. In 2013, he won the silver medal in the Youth Wrestling Championship.
Vinesh had competed in the 48kg category in the 2016 Rio Olympics but had to settle for 10th place. Due to his resounding success, he has been honored with Padma Shri, Arjuna Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. She married wrestler Somveer Rathi on 13 December 2018. Vinesh's husband Somveer Rathi has also won the gold medal in the National Championship twice.