Vinesh Phogat, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, has pulled out of the national camp citing health safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision which has irked the national federation.

The rescheduled national camp for Olympic weight category wrestlers is set to begin from September 1 in Lucknow for women and at Sonepat for men.

However, Vinesh said she is not comfortable travelling to Lucknow as she is fearful of her health amid the pandemic.

Wrestling camp for Olympic weight category to start from September 1

“I am not going to attend the camp. I am training everyday with coach Om Parkash, who follows the plan which my personal coach Woller Akos sends me every week. The situation is not good to travel to Lucknow,” Vinesh told PTI.

The 2019 World Championship bronze-medallist said she “falls sick very easily” so she does…

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