India’s medal hopeful Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday said the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics was her “worst fear” and the extended wait is going to be tougher than competing at the Games.

In an unprecedented move, the 2020 Tokyo Games was on Tuesday pushed to next year due to COVID-19 pandemic that has wreaked havoc in the world. Star wrestler Vinesh was “deeply disappointed” when she learned of the postponement.

“This was every athlete’s worst fear and it has come true. Everybody knows that competing at the Olympics is the toughest test for an athlete but I believe waiting for an opportunity to be on that stage is tougher,” she said in a statement on Twitter.

“I don’t really know what to say right now but inside me there is a roller-coaster of emotions,” the 25-year-old added.

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