India’s hopes of landing an Olympic medal is getting slimmer with every passing day and the latest disappointment came when one of India’s brightest medal prospects, wrestler Vinesh Phogat lost to Sun Yanan in freestyle 48kg quarterfinals after getting injured. Vinesh Phogat, who registered an impressive 11-0 win in her first bout, had to concede the quarterfinal due to a knee injury. She was trailing 2-1 when she conceded the bout to the Chinese. The injury occurred when Phogat attempted to hold the Chinese but gave away after twisting her leg badly. The match was immediately stopped and medical help was called for. The Indian physio, on inspecting Phogat’s injury, declared that she would not be able to continue the fight.
Well the injury setback has disappointed the whole nation and fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the tragic incident. Here are some of the tweets:
Vinesh Phogat injured! Heartbreaking to see her in such pain! Sad to see such hard work end suddenly with an injury pic.twitter.com/0vICz8JA6i
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) August 17, 2016
— Gurmeet Chaudhary (@SINGH650) August 17, 2016
Vinesh Phogat badly injured her leg, is weeping on the stretcher & I wanna cry to.
There goes one of our brightest at #Rio2016
— ZENIA D'CUNHA (@ZENIADCUNHA) August 17, 2016
Vinesh Phogat is injured & is sobbing uncontrollably. Sad. Losing to injury is the most devastating of all losses.
— கரிக் கடை Boy (@KarikadaiBoy) August 17, 2016
— Kriti`s Biggest Fan (@OnlyKriti) August 17, 2016
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) August 17, 2016
This Vinesh Phogat was just too good. Nice to say so sometimes!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 17, 2016
— Arjun Ashok (@arj_90) August 17, 2016
— Rio Olympics 2016 (@India_at_Rio16) August 17, 2016
— Swapnil tripathi (@Swapniltripath9) August 17, 2016
— Shubham Taranekar (@taranekar23) August 17, 2016
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 17, 2016
— Sachin Tendulkar FC (@Sachin_Lover) August 17, 2016