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Vinesh Phogat Breaks Silence On Olympics Criticisms

BP World Bureau | Aug 13 2021 09:43:00 AM
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NEW DELHI: Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat wrote an essay breaking her silence on the criticisms that are being directed at her post-Olympics failure. 

She said that after her Tokyo Olympics stint, she is being treated as a dead thing. 

She is torn between giving up her wrestling game and not giving up because the latter means a bigger loss for her. 

"I knew that in India, you fall as fast as you rise. One medal (lost) and everything is finished," she wrote. 

She added that her current frame of mind wants to focus on family above everything else. 

Vinesh Phogat was also banned by the Wrestling Federation of India for breaking rules and training away from the team.

Earlier this year, the sister of Geeta and Babita Phogat won maiden gold at Asian Wrestling Championships.

Read: Vinesh Phogat Wins Gold At Asian Wrestling Championships 

She had also recovered from COVID-19 last year. She explained what happened at the wrestling ring. 

"When I came back from Kazakhstan after Asian Championships, I fell ill again. I was tested positive for COVID for the second time which I contacted in Almaty. I recovered and flew to Bulgaria," she said.