Olympic-bound wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Thursday rubbished a media report about her father. Taking to Twitter, the 26-year-old made a "humble request" to the mediapersons to "do a thorough background check before sending out information to the public". Phogat said she lost her father when she was 9 years old and that he did not die in any land dispute as claimed in the report.
Read Vinesh Phogat's post:
It is my humble request to everyone who tries to get a story or a piece of the lives of athletes or any person, please do a thorough background check before sending out such information to the public.
I lost my father when I was a 9 year old child and his name was Rajpal Phogat. He did not die in any land dispute. My mother has single handedly brought up my brother, me and my sister.
Mahavir Phogat is my father's elder brother. Many places he has been projected as my father.
Kindly get the facts straight before putting out such a personal information.
I honor and respect my father's memories and it is hurtful to read half baked information on such an emotional topic.
As top wrestler is all set to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, let us take a look at her strengths and weaknesses.
Strength: Power, tactical acumen
Weakness: Losing points on counter-attack Major Results: 2019 World bronze winner, 2021 Asian champion Threat: Mayu Mukaida (JPN)
The way Vinesh has dominated the circuit, she is easily a strong gold contender in her category. The change in weight category has worked well for her as she now has more strength in her muscles.
She is a tactically superior wrestler, has immense power that makes her one of the favourites.
However, she can concede points on counter-attack, the only area of concern in her game.
(With PTI inputs)