It’s for the second time that girls’s camp has been postponed as a result of pandemic.© Twitter
The ladies’s nationwide wrestling camp, which was scheduled to start out from September 1 in Lucknow, was on Saturday postponed after high gamers expressed apprehensions about travelling amidst rising circumstances of coronavirus. It’s for the second time that girls’s camp has been postponed. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had initially wished to start out the camp within the second week of August however was compelled to postpone within the wake of COVID-19.
The lads’s camp, slated to start in Sonipat, will nonetheless begin as scheduled.
Vinesh Phogat, the most recent wrestler chosen for nation’s highest sporting honour – Khel Ratna – had brazenly voiced issues about travelling to Lucknow.
Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had additionally expressed well being security issues.
“The Nationwide Ladies’s Wrestling Camp which was scheduled to be held from 1st Sept 2020 for 15 Olympic-bound Ladies Wrestlers at SAI’s Lucknow Centre has been postponed. The brand new dates shall be intimated in the end,” SAI stated in an announcement.
WFI Assistant secretary Vinod Tomar stated they have been eager to start the camp however since gamers have been apprehensive they have been compelled to postpone it for not less than two weeks.
“Vinesh and Divya Kakran had stated they weren’t eager to journey. We have been already organising the camp for a restricted variety of weight classes, so if these gamers are prepared to come back, what we may have carried out,” Tomar stated.
“If God forbid one thing occurs, the federation would have been blamed. So we are going to overview the state of affairs after two weeks and take a choice. A number of different nations have began preparations for Olympics and we didn’t wish to lag behind.
“However we won’t do it, if gamers will not attend camp,” he stated. The lads’s wrestlers will resume coaching at SAI centre in Sonipat with 18 wrestlers. Three wrestlers every from six Olympic classes (57kg, 65kg, 74kg, 86kg, 97kg, 125kg) will practice.