Vinesh Phogat Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography

Vinesh Phogat Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography
Vinesh Phogat Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 53 kg
Date of Birth August 25, 1994
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse Somvir Rathee

Vinesh Phogat is an Indian freestyle wrestler who hails from the accomplished Phogat family of wrestlers and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the rise to prominence of female wrestling in India. Representing India in freestyle wrestling, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (48 kg), the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (50 kg), the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games (50 kg), and the 2021 Almaty Asian Wrestling Championships (53 kg). She had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2015 Doha Asian Wrestling Championships (48 kg), the 2017 New Delhi Asian Wrestling Championships (55 kg), the 2018 Bishkek Asian Wrestling Championships (50 kg), and the 2013 Johannesburg Youth Wrestling Championship (51 kg). She had secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2019 Nur-Sultan World Wrestling Championships (53 kg), the 2014 Incheon Asian Games (48 kg), the 2013 New Delhi Asian Wrestling Championships (51 kg), the 2016 Bangkok Asian Wrestling Championships (53 kg), the 2019 Xi’an Asian Wrestling Championships (53 kg), and the 2020 New Delhi Asian Wrestling Championships (53 kg).

Born Name

Vinesh Phogat

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Nick Name

Vinesh

Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Vinesh Phogat / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Residence

Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Freestyle Wrestler

Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Vinesh Phogat / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Rajpal Phogat (Deceased)
  • Mother – Prem Lata Phogat
  • Siblings – Priyanka Phogat (Older Sister) (Freestyle Wrestler), Harvinder Phogat (Brother)
  • Others – Mahavir Singh Phogat (Paternal Uncle) (Former Amateur Wrestler, Wrestling Coach, Politician, Dronacharya Award Winner), Daya Shobha Kaur (Aunt), Man Singh (Paternal Grandfather), Geeta Phogat (Older Paternal Cousin) (Freestyle Wrestler, Arjuna Award Winner, India’s First ‘Gold’ Medallist in Women’s Wrestling, India’s First Female Wrestler to Qualify for the Summer Olympics), Pawan Kumar aka Pawan Saroha (Brother-in-Law) (Freestyle Wrestler), Arjun Pawan Saroha (Nephew), Babita Kumari Phogat (Older Paternal Cousin) (Freestyle Wrestler, Arjuna Award Winner), Vivek Suhag (Brother-in-Law) (Wrestler), Ritu Phogat (Older Paternal Cousin) (Freestyle Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist), Sangita Phogat (Younger Paternal Cousin) (Wrestler), Bajrang Punia (Brother-in-Law) (Freestyle Wrestler, First Indian Wrestler to win 3 Medals at the World Wrestling Championships, Arjuna Award Winner, Padma Shri Awardee, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner), Dushyant Phogat (Younger Paternal Cousin) (Wrestler)

Manager

She is represented by Dhwani Shah, Manager and Booking Agent, Cornerstone Sports & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

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Weight

53 kg or 117 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Vinesh has dated –

  1. Somvir Rathee (2011-Present) – Vinesh had first met fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee in 2011 while they were both working for the Indian Railways. They began dating soon after and eventually got married on December 13, 2018.

Vinesh Phogat and Somvir Rathee, as seen in September 2020
Vinesh Phogat and Somvir Rathee, as seen in September 2020 (Vinesh Phogat / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Gleaming face

Religion

Hinduism

Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Vinesh Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Vinesh Phogat / Instagram)

Vinesh Phogat Facts

  1. Vinesh holds the record for being the first Indian female wrestler to have won a ‘Gold’ medal at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.
  2. She had achieved this feat when she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games in the 50 kg category. This had also made her the first Indian female wrestler to win a ‘Gold’ medal at the Asian Games.
  3. In 2019, she had become the first Indian athlete, across all sports disciples, to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards.
  4. In 2020, she was honored with the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award, the highest sporting honor in India.

Featured Image by Vinesh Phogat / Instagram

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