New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt on Friday criticized the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) for exempting six wrestlers from trials for the Asian Games and World Championship. Hawk attacked the panel and questioned on what basis this decision was taken.
- Cannot understand what criteria ad hoc panel followed to exempt only six wrestlers from trials: Yogeshwar Dutt
- Yogeshwar Dutt will always be remembered as Brij Bhushan’s bottom licker: Vinesh Phogat
The panel informed Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, his wife Sangeeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, her husband Satyavart Kadian and Jitendra Kinha on 16 June that they would have to compete with the winners of the trials in their respective categories for a place in the Indian team. BJP leader Yogeshwar said that the committee headed by Bhupendra Singh Bajwa has done injustice to the junior wrestlers of the country by taking such a step. He said in a video posted on Twitter that he did not understand the criteria followed by the ad hoc panel in deciding the trial of all the six wrestlers. He also said that there were many other deserving candidates if the panel were to grant concessions for trial. Like Olympics silver medalist and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Vi Dahiya, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Deepak Punia, World Championship silver medalist Anshu Malik and Sonam Malik were not allowed.
Yogeshwar Dutt will always be remembered as Brij Bhushan’s bottom licker: Vinesh Phogat
Top Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat said on Friday that the wrestling world will remember Yogeshwar Dutt as the ‘tail’ of outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Vinesh’s reaction came after Yogeshwar Dutt questioned the exemption of six wrestlers, including Vinesh, from the Asian Games and World Championship Trials. Vinesh wrote on Twitter that the wrestling world will always remember him as Brij Bhushan’s bottom licker. Don’t try so hard to break down female wrestlers, their intentions are too strong. You have put a backbone in Brijbhushan’s feet. You are a very insensitive person. By standing up for the oppressor you flatter him.