Vinesh Phogat, an Indian woman wrestler who had a disappointing performance in the Tokyo Olympics, seems to be in trouble. In fact, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has temporarily suspended Vinesh.
It is being told that Vinesh has been suspended thrice for showing indiscipline. A notice has been given to them, whose reply has been sought by August 16.
Let’s know the full news.
According to the Times of India, a source close to WFI said “This is gross indiscipline. She has been suspended temporarily and barred from all wrestling activities. She can’t compete in any national or other domestic events until she files a reply and WFI takes a final decision,”
Officials who were present in Tokyo told PTI that Vinesh created a ruckus when she was given a room next to other Indian wrestlers.
“She did not train with any of the Indian wrestlers. It appeared as if she had come with the Hungary team and had nothing to do with the Indian contingent. One day her timing clashed with the training timings of the Indian girls and she chose not to train at the same arena with them” the official said.
Apart from creating a ruckus for stopping and training, Vinesh had also created a controversy regarding the kit. She wore a Nike jersey instead of Shiv Naresh, the official sponsor of the Indian wrestling team. Vinesh had lost via fall in the quarter-finals. She was considered the biggest hope of winning a medal in the women’s category at the Tokyo Olympics, but she was disappointed the most.
Sonam Malik has also got notice
Wrestler Sonam Malik, 19, has also been served a notice for bad behaviour.
Regarding this, the official said, “These kids think, they have become star wrestlers and are entitled to do anything. Before leaving for Tokyo either Sonam or her family are supposed to collect their passport from the WFI office. But she ordered SAI officials to collect on her behalf. This is not acceptable. They have achieved nothing and are showing attitude. This will not be accepted,”
Sonam has also returned without a medal.