“I will be remaining in isolation as a precautionary measure,” wrote Vinesh Phogat.
Vinesh Phogat joins many other sportspersons to test positive for COVID. Recently Chennai Superkings IPL team also had many members test positive.
Vinesh Phogat has pulled out of the national camp saying that she is following the safety concerns amid the COVID-19
Vinesh, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asiad gold, is yet to hear from the government
“A lot of people advised my father not to make me wrestle. They said if I injured myself, no one would be marrying me. But my father was resolute.”
IOC said in a statement that the Games will be “rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.”
Navjot Kaur was the first Indian woman gold medallist in the history of the Asian Championships before Divya Kakran.
India’s gold medallist in the Asiad and Commonwealth Games has been competing in the 48 kg category since her senior international debut. But she has switched her weight category (from 50kg to 53kg) very recently, which was a very risky move but she came out winner in that too!
The 24-year-old used her strength and steady moves to take down her American opponent with an 8-2 win to secure her place at the Tokyo Games, slated to start from July 24, 2020.
Last October Pooja Dhanda entered an elite club as she became only the fourth Indian woman grappler to win a medal at the Wrestling World Championship.
Vinesh Phogat had her game face on from the very beginning as she stood atop the podium at Grand Prix of Spain and at the Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul, Turkey, last month with two golds.
Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat suffers prize money cut for podium finish at both CWG and Asian Games. She slams the Haryana government’s policy of reducing cash rewards athletes get for winning medals for the country.