We don’t have enough time to grieve over a defeat:Vinesh Phogat Said.


At the senior level we don’t have enough time to grieve over a defeat, because the next Olympics is approaching and there are back-to-back competitions. It’s one thing to reach on top but to stay on top is challenging,” said Vinesh, who was suspended by WFI for indiscipline in Tokyo but later let off with a warning.

The 26-year-old from Balali village in Haryana, said she even learned from her juniors who were in Tokyo.

“We (Anshu and Sonam) went together this time and I wish that we qualify in all wight categories the next time and give our best the Olympics, Worlds and Commonwealth and other championships.”

When talented Anshu, who is rising fast from the junior ranks, asked what is it that she feels is needed in terms of support, the 19-year-old from Nidani mentioned services of a psychologist.

“There are a lot of facilities now, compared to past but sometimes you get nervous like Olympics is a big stage. If someone can interact with us, like a psychologist, that will be better,” she said.

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