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Asian Games Gold Medallist, Vinesh Phogat Tests Positive For COVID-19

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New Delhi: India’s top woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat on friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19. 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 said.

“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 is one among five athletes chosen for the country’s highest sporting honour this year.

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