Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) As India celebrated P.V. Sindhu’s silver in the women’s badminton singles and Sakshi Malik’s bronze in wrestling in the Rio Olympics, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday sent out words of support to another Indian woman wrestler who suffered a heart-rending injury in her quest for glory.

Known for her active use of social media, Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that she spoke to Vinesh Phogat who suffered a ligament injury.

“Doctor Rucha Kashalkar, physiotherapist is attending on her (Vinesh Phogat). Our @cgisaopaulo Abhilasha Joshi is in constant touch,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Vinesh had sustained what seemed to be a serious knee injury during her bout against Sun Yanan of China in the quarter-finals of the women’s Freestyle 48kg category at the Carioca Arena 2 Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

After an MRI test, doctors concluded that there was a ligament tear and injury to muscles in the outer part of the knee area and that recovering in such cases is ensured but Vinesh would have to rest and move around in crutches for two weeks.

Sushma Swaraj is actively following the Indians in the Olympics was evident when she tweeted support to injured Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal while congratulating P.V. Sindhu.

“Every Indian prays for your speedy recovery. @Nsaina,” she tweeted.

With P.V. Sindhu winning a silver after 1-2 loss to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the badminton women’s singles final on Friday, the External Affairs Minister said: “Indian Embassy officials in Brazil convey nation’s greeting to P.V.Sindhu @indiainbrazil @cgisaopaulo.”

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