Tokyo Olympics: Vinesh Phogat is one in every of India’s medal hopefuls on the Olympics.© AFP
Indian wrestler and a Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Vinesh Phogat tweeted on Thursday to say she had requested for a physiotherapist to accompany her and different girls wrestlers to Tokyo “lengthy again”. In response to a media report, Phogat requested if it is a crime to request for one physiotherapist for 4 girls wrestlers taking part on the Games. “Is it against the law to ask for one Physiotherapist for 4 girls wrestlers when there are situations of 1 athlete having a number of coaches/ Staff?” Phogat tweeted on Thursday. “Where is the steadiness? We have requested for a Physio lengthy again and never on the final second”.
Phogat will compete in girls’s freestyle 53kg class and can have her first match on August 5.
At the Rio Olympics in 2016, Phogat was carried off the mat on a stretcher as she suffered a career-threatening knee harm within the quarter-finals.
After present process a surgical procedure and 5 months of rehabilitation, Phogat made a formidable return to the mat by successful gold at Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2018 and ending third on the World Championships in 2019.
Phogat enters Tokyo 2020 in red-hot type after having received all of her competitions this 12 months together with a gold medal on the Asian Championships.
“It is troublesome, but when it’s a must to carry out as an athlete on the high stage then one needs to be mentally robust,” Phogat had stated in an interplay with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month.
“Family has an enormous position to play to push you to that subsequent stage. The federation and everyone have labored collectively, so I imagine it is our obligation to not disappoint them.”
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