Vinesh Phogat Decided to Return Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards

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Vinesh Phogat Decided to Return Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards

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  • The recent news of Vinesh Phogat returning her Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award has escalated the controversy further.
  • Get a detailed insight into Vinesh Phogat, her medals, personal life, and net worth.
  • Find out why Vinesh Phogat is returning her awards.

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    • About Vinest Phogat
    • Vinesh Phogat Husband
    • Vinesh Phogat Medals
    • A- World Wrestling Championship
    • B- Asian Games
    • C- Commonwealth Games
    • D- Asian Wrestling Championships
    • Vinesh Phogat's Net Worth

Vinesh Phogat

As the protest by wrestlers against the election of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh -loyalist Sanjay Singh as the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president continues, another sportsperson, Vinesh Phogat, came forward, announcing the return of her Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award back to the government. 

Walking in the shoes of Sakshi Malik, the pioneer of the protest, and Bajrang Poonia, who have returned their Olympics and Padma Shree, respectively, Vinesh Phogat announced returning her award too.

Let's find out who Vinesh Phogat is and her net worth.

Born on August 25, 1994, at Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold at both the Commonwealth and Asian Games. She has won multiple medals at the World Wrestling Championships and is known as one of the finest women wrestlers in the country.

Her father, Rajpal Phogat, was also a freestyle wrestler. She is a cousin of wrestlers Geeta and Babita, who have won gold medals in the Commonwealth Games.

Vinesh Phogat is married to Somvir Rathee, a wrestler from Bakhta Khera village of Jind district. The couple had been dating since 2011 and had a love marriage on December 13, 2018. Somvir Rathee has won two gold medals at the national championships. Both came in contact while working for the Indian Railways. 

Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat has bagged many awards and accolades in the field of freestyle wrestling, both nationally and internationally. Here is a list of Vinesh Phogat Medals:

  • 2019 World Wrestling Championships- Bronze Medal 
  • 2018 Asian Games- Silver Medal
  • 2014 Asian Games- Bronze Medal
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games- Gold Medal
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games- Gold Medal
  • 2022 Commonwealth Games- Gold Medal
  • 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships- Gold Medal
  • 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships- Bronze Medal
  • 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships- Bronze Medal
  • 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships- Silver Medal
  • 2017 Asian Wrestling Championships- Silver Medal
  • 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships- Bronze Medal
  • 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships- Silver Medal
  • 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships- Bronze Medal

Additionally, she was awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award in 2020 and the Arjuna Award in 2016, and she was even nominated for Padma Shree in 2018 by the Sports Authority of India.

Currently, Vinesh Phogat is the world's number one ranked wrestler in her category. She qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2023; however, unfortunately, she lost in the quarter-final. 

Vinesh Phogat's net worth in rupees is approximately Rs 36.5 crores. She collected her net worth not just by playing games but also by endorsing multiple brands. She is a brand ambassador for Baseline Ventures and Cornerstone Sport. Additionally, she earns a salary of ₹50,000 monthly from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Conclusion 

As the news 'Vinesh Phogat will return her Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award' surfaced, she grabbed the attention of the media. Wrestlers are continuing their protest against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexual exploitation and intimidation of women wrestlers and have been demanding strict action against him since January 2023. In account of this, wrestlers are returning their honored awards back to the government. 


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