5 Indian wrestlers who have tested positive for covid-19

By   - 07/09/2020

Wrestling News: Rahul Aware became the latest to join the increasing list of Indian wrestlers who have been tested positive for covid-19. The world championship bronze medallist had joined the came on Friday after which he was tested for the virus. After the report came back positive, he was shifted to a SAI empanelled hospital as a precautionary measure and for further monitoring.

Here are other wrestlers who have been tested covid positive:

1) Vinesh Phogat:

India’s top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat and her coach Om Prakash Dahiya were tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the National Sports Award. Selected for this year’s Khel Ratna award, the Asian and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, had been training at her village in Sonepat with coach Om Prakash.

“Yes, I have tested positive for COVID-19 when my sample was taken in Sonepat before the dress rehearsal for the awards ceremony,” Vinesh told PTI. “I will recover soon, God willing. I am in isolation at home,” she added. The 26-year-old will skip Saturday’s virtual ceremony for the National Sports Awards distribution.

She has now recovered but will stay in home quarantine as a precautionary measure.

2) Deepak Punia:

World championship silver-medallist wrestler Deepak Punia, was tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival at the national camp. He was amongst the three the wrestlers who came back positive for the virus. He was discharged from hospital on Saturday and was advised home isolation.

3) Navin:

Navin is shortlisted in the 65kg freestyle weight category. He was also tested positive for the virus along with Deepak Punia.

4) Krishan:

He was shortlisted in the 125 kg freestyle weight class. He was also shifted to SAI empanelled hospital for further monitoring.

5) Vicky Chahar:

Vicky Chahar was the first Indian wrestler to test positive for covid-19. The Junior world medallist had shown slight symptoms of the virus after which got himself tested for the virus on August 13. “I had slight fever and sour throat. So, I went to the hospital and got myself tested and the report came back positive”. Chahar went into self-isolation after the report. Meanwhile, his parents came negative for covid.

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