Vinesh Phogat test Covid-19 positive

The 26-year-old, who is the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, will skip Saturday’s virtual ceremony for the National Sports Awards distribution.


The World Championship bronze medallist wrestler, Vinesh Phogat confirmed on Friday that she has tested COVID-19 positive but she is asymptomatic.

The Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, who has been selected for this year’s Khel Ratna award, had been training at her village in Sonepat with coach Om Prakash.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 in a test taken yesterday. I am currently showing no symptoms but have isolated myself,” wrote Vinesh on her Twitter.

The 26-year-old, who is the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, will skip Saturday’s virtual ceremony for the National Sports Awards distribution.

Vinesh was one of the first wrestlers to raise concerns about health safety when the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) planned to resume the national camp in Lucknow from September 1.