Two-time Wrestling World Championship medallist Vinesh Phogat took to social media to lash out at critics on Sunday.
The 28-year-old had a disappointing start to the world event after losing 7-0 to Mongolia’s Khulan Batkhuyag in the first round. But since Batkhuyag made it to the final in the women’s 53 kg event, Phogat was in contention of winning a bronze medal.
Phogat beat Kazakhstan’s Zhuldyz Eshimova by fall in the first round and later came up with a 8-0 win over Sweden’s Emma Malmgren in the bronze medal match to become the first Indian woman to win a second World Championship medal, after she won bronze in Nur-Sultan in 2019.
However, Phogat received criticism on social media after losing her bout to Batkhuyag.
I hope everyone will be more responsible about their words.. Focus on what your athletes are doing well! People need to have a better perspective and stop the constant criticism in Indian sports. 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/C7CWCgODCH
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 18, 2022
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