The women’s national wrestling camp, which was scheduled to start from September 1 in Lucknow, was on Saturday postponed after top players expressed apprehensions about travelling amidst rising cases of coronavirus. It is for the second time that women’s camp has been postponed. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had originally wanted to start the camp in the second week of August but was forced to postpone in the wake of COVID-19.
The men’s camp, slated to begin in Sonipat, will however start as scheduled.
Vinesh Phogat, the latest wrestler selected for country’s highest sporting honour – Khel Ratna – had openly voiced concerns about travelling to Lucknow.
Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had also expressed health safety concerns.