Vinesh Phogat had made up her mind to quit wrestling after Tokyo Olympics, this was the reason

Vinesh Phogat on her Wrestling Career: concluded in Birmingham

Vinesh says, ‘I managed to overcome a major mental barrier. I had almost made up my mind to give up wrestling as I could not win a single medal in two Olympics. The Olympics is the biggest stage for an athlete. Although my family always supported me. He always believed in my ability.’

‘PM Modi gave confidence in himself’
Vinesh also credited the meeting with PM Modi in coming out of this bad time. She said, ‘I met Modi ji when I was very upset. He encouraged me. He said- we trust you and you can do it. This trust in him created energy in me.’

‘The support you get after losing matters’
Vineesh says, ‘When you win, everyone stands by you. But the support you get after you lose matters a lot. And I got this support from my family and fans. I wanted to prove myself. The support I was getting was also in my mind. I didn’t want to disappoint myself. Some people I’ve never met. I don’t know him but I kept getting his support. I just thought I had to get up for them again.’

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