I almost decided to quit wrestling after Tokyo, says Vinesh

Updated: Aug 13 2022 9:19PM

I almost decided to quit wrestling after Tokyo, says Vinesh

New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI) Vinesh Phogat on Saturday said she nearly quit wrestling after failing a second time to win a medal at the Olympics in Tokyo before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pep talk rejuvenated her to continue.

While a knee injury in the quarterfinals dashed her hopes in 2016 Rio Olympics, Vinesh again crashed out in the last eight stage in Tokyo, despite entering her weight category as the world No.1.

Vinesh admitted that the two disappointments pushed her to the brink of quitting wrestling, long before she reinvented herself with a gold medal at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.