<strong>Belgrade (Serbia):</strong> India's Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal in the women's 53kg at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships, here on Wednesday. Vinesh, a three-time CWG gold-medallist, got the better of reigning European champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden 8-0 in the bronze medal bout. The Indian wrestler had earlier beaten Asian Games silver-medallist Zhuldyz Eshimova of Kazakhstan in the first repechage round. Azerbaijan's Leyla Gurbanova withdrew due to injury in the second repechage round, taking the Indian through to the medal bout. <p></p> <p></p>This is Vinesh's second bronze medal at the world championships after her podium finish at the 2019 edition at Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Her win was also India's first medal of the 2022 edition. <p></p> <p></p>India's U23 worlds bronze-medallist Nisha Dahiya will fight for a senior bronze medal on Thursday after she lost 4-5 to U20 world champion Ami Ishii of Japan in the 68kg semifinals. <p></p> <p></p>Nisha had beaten Lithuania's Danute Domikaityte, Adela Hanzlickova of the Czech Republic and Bulgarian Sofiya Georgieva - all three European bronze-medallists - in the previous rounds before falling to Ami Ishii. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, 2021 world championships bronze-medallist Sarita Mor could not repeat her heroics this time as she lost 0-7 by fall to U23 world champion Anhelina Lysak of Poland in the round of 16 of the 57kg category. She had earlier beaten CWG bronze-medallist Hannah Taylor of Canada 4-2 in the qualifying round. <p></p> <p></p>Junior Asian champions Mansi Ahlawat and Reetika also made early exits. Reetika lost 2-6 to European bronze-medallist Kendra Dacher of France in the qualifying round of the 72kg. <p></p> <p></p>Mansi Ahlawat beat junior European champion Solomiia Vynnyk of Ukraine 8-5 in the qualifying round before losing 3-5 to European silver-medallist Jowita Maria Wrzesien of Poland in the quarterfinal. <p></p> <p></p>CWG 2022 gold-medallist Naveen Malik will be seen in action on Thursday as the men's freestyle competition gets underway.