Ritu Phogat will replace Vinesh Phogat,Pinki back in 53kg for world’s Championship


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Vinesh, who was a decoration top pick, elbow injury on Friday amid training and was discounted.

The WFI had entered Ritu’s name in the 53kg after unique decision Pinki declined to show up in a re-preliminary as of late.

Be that as it may, in the changed situation, the WFI was left with no alternative however to bring back Ritu for her unique weight classification, 50kg.

It likewise implies that Pinki will now contend in the 53kg and won’t miss the lofty occasion of the United World Wrestling (UWW).

“We have asked Ritu to compete in 50kg and brought back Pinki in 53kg. Vinesh missing out is a loss for us, the injury is unfortunate,” WFI partner secretary Vinod Tomar said.

A year ago, Ritu had won a silver at the U-23 World Championship in Bydgoscz, Poland.

Both Ritu and her sister Sangeeta had passed up the Asian Games trails because of a postponed departure from Turkey.

Ritu is the nation’s best wrestler in the 50kg class alongside Vinesh, who won gold decorations at the current year’s CWG in Gold Coast and Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

The World Championship is slated to be held in Budapest, Hungary from October 20 to 28.


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