Sports news | Vinesh Phogat apologizes to WFI, but is still not allowed to participate in Worlds


New Delhi, August 14th (PTI) Banned wrestler Vinesh Phogat apologized to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Saturday for banning her from competitions during the Tokyo Olympics for indiscipline but the parent company may still not allow them. take part in the upcoming world championship.

Vinesh, who left the Tokyo Games after her shocking quarterfinal defeat, was suspended by the WFI for not being with her Indian teammates and not training, and for providing her personal sponsor’s jersey instead of the official Indian contingent.

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A day after her suspension, Vinesh had revealed her physical and mental struggle during games where she did not have the services of her personal physiotherapist.

The 26-year-old replied to the WFI’s announcement on Friday.

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“WFI received the response and Vinesh apologized,” a source aware of the developments told PTI.

“But there is a very good chance that despite being apologized, she will not be allowed to go to the World Cup yet,” added the sources.

The WFI is not happy with the way private sports NGOs like OGQ and JSW, which sponsor many Indian athletes, are treating Indian wrestlers as they feel they are “spoiling” them.

The WFI has stated that it will not allow them to interfere in senior wrestler affairs in the future.

Vinesh is supported by OGQ while Bajrang Punia is supported by JSW.

It has also been revealed that Sonam Malik, who has apologized for her misconduct, may also be banned from competing in the trials for the World Cup to be held in Norway from October 2-10.

The WFI accused Sonam (62 kg) of wrongdoing when she sought help from SAI officials to obtain her passport from the WFI office before leaving for Tokyo.

The trials are scheduled to take place in the last week of this month.

The source also added that Divya Kakran, who was also served a misconduct charge three months ago, may also be banned from participating in the trials. She competes in the 68kg category.

The WFI will decide on the fate of the three wrestlers either on Monday or Tuesday.

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