Vinesh Phogat created history by becoming the first India women's wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asiad. She beat China’s Sun Yanan. Her uncle is Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestler on whom Dangal, the film was based. Her cousins Geeta and Babita have won gold in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games. She had suffered a knee injury during the Olympics, after which she came back stronger.