Vinesh wanted to quit wrestling after Tokyo Olympics, PM Modi gave new path to career

Wrestler Vinesh Phogat was knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, which left her very disappointed.

Vinesh Phogat’s Spill Pain

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Wrestler failed to win medal in Tokyo Olympics Vinesh Phogat Has made a great comeback in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham. By winning the gold medal, she indicated that she will now be seen in the old form again. However, Vinesh had to face a lot of difficulties before this success. Vinesh, who was considered a strong contender for the medal in the Olympics, was completely broken when she returned to the country empty handed. She was so disappointed that she had made up her mind to quit wrestling.

Vinesh remembers difficult times of career

Vinesh recalled that difficulty on Saturday and told how he got the strength to come back then. He said he had almost made up his mind to quit wrestling after missing out on a medal at the Tokyo Olympics for the second time in a row, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s talks inspired him to continue in the sport.

Vinesh flopped in Rio and Tokyo

A knee injury in the quarter-finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics shattered her medal hopes, but crashed out in the final eight stage in Tokyo while finishing as world number one in her weight category. Vinesh admitted that these two disappointments had pushed her to the brink of quitting wrestling but she made a comeback to win a gold medal at the recently concluded Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Vinesh met PS Modi in difficult times

Sure, you can say (Vinesh 2.0 reloaded), this star wrestler told PTI. I have been able to cross a huge barrier mentally. I almost gave up wrestling because I could not win a medal in two Olympics. Olympics is a big stage for any sportsperson. But my family always supported me, they always believed in my ability. When I was disappointed, I met Modi ji (Narendra Modi) and he inspired me. He said that we have faith in you and you can do it. This rekindled the spirit in me.