Hailing from a family of wrestlers, Vinesh is the nephew of legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of harassing women wrestlers. Other activists including Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia joined him in a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against the Federation and Singh, who denied the allegations.

The three-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist accused Singh of calling her 'khota sikka' after her defeat in the Tokyo tournament. She said that she received death threats from people around Singh and claimed that at least 20 women had been sexually abused.

1. Hailing from a family of wrestlers, she is the nephew of legendary wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and sister of wrestlers Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, the subject of the movie Dangal. Her father died when he was nine years old. She married wrestler Somvir Rathee after winning the Asian Games in 2018.

2. One of India's most decorated female wrestlers, her first win was a gold in the 48 kg weight category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she reached the quarterfinals; she was only twenty-one years old at the time

3. When he went from 50 kg to 53 kg, she went from strength to strength. The first Indian wrestler to win gold in the Asian and Commonwealth Games, she won his three gold medals in the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. She also won a bronze - her first World Championships medal - in Kazakhstan in 2019.

4 This led to high expectations at the Tokyo tournament in 2020, where he appeared in the quarterfinals. After winning gold in the 53-kilogram category at an event in Rome, she became the nation's first in her category.

5. Vinesh Phogat was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2016 and the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award - India's highest sporting honor - in 2020.