Vinesh, 28, had also won a bronze medal at the 2019 edition in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
It was a remarkable comeback for Vinesh after her shock loss in the qualifying round as she beat Malmgren 8-0 in the bronze medal round.
@Phogat_Vinesh of 🇮🇳 wins her 2nd #WorldChampionship 🥉 after beating Sweden’s Joana Malmgren 8-0Great resilience… https://t.co/DPl9FNrdyT
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#WrestleBelgrade Results of fights for the WW 53kg medal 🥇 Dominique PARRISH 🇺🇸 df. Khulan BATKHUYAG 🇲🇳, 4-2 🥉 Vinesh PHOGAT… https://t.co/L3tjfVh3IC
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She had reached the bronze medal play-off in the repechage after losing to Khulan Batkhuyag of Mongolia, silver medalist of the 2022 Asian championships, in her first fight on Tuesday.
Three-time Commonwealth Games champion Vinesh qualified for the repechage after Batkhuyag reached the final.
In the repechage round, Vinesh first defeated Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in a Victory by Fall (4-0) decision and then won the next bout after her opponent Leyla Gurbanova of Azerbaijan failed to show up due to injury to qualify for the bronze medal round. .