FIRST WRESTLER TO BE NOMINATED FOR LAUREUS AWARD: VINESH PHOGAT.
Vinesh Phogat became first ever wrestler who has been nominated for one of the seven categories of the Laureus Award i.e COMEBACK of the YEAR AWARD. She has been nominated along with Tiger Woods (Golf,USA),Yuzuru Hanyu(Skating, Japan),Mark McMorris(Snowboarding,) Bibian Mentel Spee(Netherlands Paralympic Snowboarding)and Lindsey Vonn(Skiing,USA ).
COME BACK OF THE YEAR AWARD-Awarded to the sportsperson or team who has overcome injury, illness, adversity, disappointment or failure and risen back to triumph in the sporting arena.
VINESH PHOGAT – This younger daughter of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat became the first Indian wrestler to win Gold medal in ASIAN GAMES, Indonesia ,2018 as well as in COMMON WEALTH GAMES GOLD COAST Australia, 2018.
2013-Asian Wrestling Championship-Bronze.
2013-Common Wealth Championship-Silver.
2014- Common Wealth Games-Gold.
2015- Asian Championship-Silver.
2018- Common Wealth Games-Gold.