New Delhi: India’s star wrestler Vinesh Phogat was suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). After which Vinesh Phogat has now apologized to WFI. Let us tell you that this star player was banned from participating in competitions on grounds of indiscipline during the Tokyo Olympics.
Vinesh Phogat created a ruckus in Tokyo
Vinesh had crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing in the quarter-finals. In fact, during the Olympics, when Vinesh Phogat was allotted a room near her Indian teammates Sonam, Anshu Malik and Seema Bisla, she created a ruckus and said that she may be infected with the corona virus because these wrestlers come from India. Tokyo has arrived. Along with this, Vinesh wore a ‘singlet’ in the name of the private sponsor instead of the official sponsor of the Indian team, due to which he was suspended by the WFI.
Vinesh will not be able to play even after apology?
A day after his suspension, Vinesh, referring to his physical and mental struggle during the Games, said that he did not have the services of his personal physio. The 26-year-old wrestler replied to the notice sent to him by the WFI on Friday. A source with knowledge of the matter said, “WFI has got the reply and Vinesh has apologized. Despite the apology, however, it is highly likely that he will not be allowed to travel to the World Championships.
WFI is not happy
The WFI is not happy with the working of private sports NGOs like OGQ (Olympic Gold Quest) and JSW. These organizations sponsor many Indian athletes, including wrestlers. WFI believes that these organizations are ‘spoiling’ them. WFI has said that it will not allow them to interfere in the affairs of senior wrestlers in future. Vinesh is backed by OGQ while Bajrang Punia is backed by JSW. It has also been learned that Sonam Malik, who has apologized for her behaviour, may also be barred from appearing in the trials for the World Championships to be held in Norway from October 2 to 10.