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Vinesh Phogat undergoes elbow surgery

September 08, 2021 20:49 IST


IMAGE: Vinesh Phogat had pulled out of the World Championship trials to undergo her elbow operation. Photograph: Twitter

Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Wednesday underwent a surgery on her right elbow, days after pulling out of the World Championship trials in New Delhi.

The 27-year-old reigning Asian champion had pulled out of the World Championship trials on August 31 after competing in her opening bout.


At that time, she had said that her pull-out was not due to injury and she only felt "dizzyness".

"Elbow surgery done! No matter how many times I fall, I will still rise," Vinesh tweeted, along with her picture on a hospital bed.

Vinesh, who had made a shock quarterfinal exit in the Tokyo Olympics, was suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India last month for indiscipline before being let off with a warning.

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