India’s top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 but is asymptomatic.
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. I have not shown any symptoms till now,” she added.
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.
She is one among five athletes chosen for the country’s highest sporting honour this year.
Vinesh was one of the first wrestlers to raise concerns about health safety…