In pics: Vinesh Phogat suspended, find out all about champion wrestler

Vinesh Phogat is part of legendary Phogat family of wrestlers which has given India plenty of international medals. Vinesh, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and current Asian Games champion, bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing in the second round. The 26-year-old has now been temporarily suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for refusing to train with Indian team and breaching apparel code in Tokyo. In these collection of pictures, we reveal some unknow facts about Vinesh Phogat.

Vinesh Phogat is married to wrestler Somvir Rathee

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Vinesh Phogat is married to wrestler Somvir Rathee

Vinesh Phogat married fellow wrestler and long-time boyfriend Somvir Rathee back in 2018. Rathee is a two-time national championships gold medal-winning grappler. (Photo: IANS) 

Vinesh Phogat suffered a career-threatening knee injury

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Vinesh Phogat suffered a career-threatening knee injury

Vinesh Phogat suffered a career-threatening anterior cruciate ligament tear in her knee during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Vinesh had requested for her regular physio Poornima R Ngomdir to be present at Tokyo Olympics but it was denied athough there was only one physiotherapist for all Indian women wrestlers. (Photo: PTI)

Vinesh Phogat is cousin sister of 'Dangal' girls

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Vinesh Phogat is cousin sister of 'Dangal' girls

Vinesh Phogat is cousin sister of 'Dangal' girls Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. While Vinesh didn't train with the Indian wrestlers, she was staying in the Tokyo Olympics Athletes Village and followed the schedule of the wrestlers. There is no rule that says that she has to train with Indian wrestlers while at the Olympics. (Photo: PTI)

Vinesh Phogat is first Indian to win Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medals

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Vinesh Phogat is first Indian to win Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medals

Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to win gold at both Asian and Commonwealth Games. The Bhiwani wrestler was also the first Indian athlete to receive the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards in 2019. (Source: Twitter)

Vinesh Phogat temporarily suspended by WFI

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Vinesh Phogat temporarily suspended by WFI

India's Vinesh Phogat has been suspended by Wrestling Federation of India for refusing to train with Indian team and breach of apparel code at Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: IANS)

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