We did not run away from trials; good to see youngsters fighting for their rights: Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat | More sports News

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NEW DELHI: Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, dealing with criticism for accepting exemption from the Asian Video games trials, expressed their disappointment at being dragged to court docket by younger wrestlers.

Nevertheless, in addition they acknowledged the constructive side of the scenario, seeing the junior grapplers standing up for his or her rights.
The controversy arose when the IOA ad-hoc panel granted direct entries to Bajrang and Vinesh for the Hangzhou Video games, resulting in an outcry within the wrestling fraternity.

Regardless of the authorized problem from junior wrestlers Antim Panghal and Sujeet Kalkal, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom dismissed their petition. Each Bajrang and Vinesh addressed the scenario stay on social media whereas being away for coaching in several places.

“We aren’t in opposition to the trials. I can not blame Antim. She will not be flawed. She is preventing for her proper and we’re preventing for our proper. She is just too younger, she doesn’t perceive. However we aren’t flawed,” Vinesh mentioned.

“We fought in opposition to the system, in opposition to the highly effective. We took blows on our heads, nobody got here ahead (then).
“She says she was cheated, however did I cheat (throughout CWG trials)? If in any respect it was carried out, it was carried out by Brij Bhushan, or acquired it carried out. My job was to wrestle, and I did that.
“If she felt cheated then she ought to have gone to court docket at the moment. It hurts. However I’m glad the children have began talking, they’re gathering braveness now. It is constructive for wrestling,” mentioned Vinesh, the two-time World Championship medallist.
Bajrang mentioned they wished to talk on the difficulty solely after the trials and after the choice of the Delhi Excessive Courtroom order on the petition.
“It was mentioned that there are 3-4 wrestlers who can beat Vinesh however expensive Antim, Vinesh has not misplaced (as but), and won’t lose.
“Antim, you mentioned you turned the primary Indian to win the U-20 championship however Vinesh can be the one lady wrestler to have received two Worlds medal. You filed a court docket case in opposition to us?,” he mentioned.
Vinesh mentioned they don’t concern trials.
“We now have given 20 years to wrestling. She says I’ve not practiced however I used to be on the protest web site. We’re nonetheless hungry. We put the whole lot at stake once we had been on the peak of our profession.
“The trouble that they’ve put in getting these trials carried out, if that a lot that they had carried out at dharna, Brij Bhushan wouldn’t have been outdoors immediately and all of us would have been wrestling.
“We didn’t run away from trials, we simply wished sufficient time to coach. Take our trials, now we have not run away from the nation. Somebody wins and somebody loses however we won’t be given even one-month time to coach?,” she mentioned.
Vinesh additionally asserted that she will not be going to stop like this.
“It has been 20 years since I’ve been on this sport. Twice I’ve returned from the Olympics with out a medal. My mom and I’ve dreamt of profitable on the Olympics. Why ought to I stop.
“The kids are being misled. If they are saying now we have carried out nothing, it is flawed. It hurts. We additionally made contributions by profitable medals however the sport is being destroyed. Individuals who name themselves the God of wrestling have no idea the best way to respect ladies,” she mentioned.
Bajrang mentioned they will not concern clarifications once in a while.
“The entire wrestling fraternity can sit collectively. You reply our questions and we are going to reply yours. If we’re proved flawed, we are going to stop wrestling.”
Additionally they lambasted London Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt for siding with outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who they’ve accused of sexually exploiting ladies wrestlers.
(With PTI inputs)
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