Wrestler Vinesh Phogat Tests Positive For COVID-19

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat

Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat said that she has tested positive for coronavirus.

India’s top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19. Selected for this year’s Khel Ratna award, the Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, had been training at her village in Sonepat with coach Om Prakash. “Yes, I have tested positive for COVID-19 when my sample was taken in Sonepat before the dress rehearsal for the awards ceremony,” Vinesh told PTI. “I will recover soon, God willing. I am in isolation at home,” she added.

The 26-year-old will skip Saturday’s virtual ceremony for the National Sports Awards distribution

She is one among five athletes chosen for the country’s highest sporting honour this year. 


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