Vinesh Phogat comes out in assist of #metoo motion



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03 Nov 2018, 16:28 IST

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 3 (PTI) Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Saturday backed the #MeToo motion that has been sweeping by India, saying the nation should discover methods to stop sexual harassment of its girls.

Phogat, nonetheless, stated that she has not skilled any sort of sexual harassment in her profession.

“There could possibly be such circumstances in sports activities additionally, I do not know however I’ve not confronted any sort of such harassment in my profession. I additionally really feel that my sport of wrestling shouldn’t have these sort of points,” Phogat, who received gold in each Asian and Commonwealth Video games, stated throughout a dialogue on the Ekamra Sports activities Literary Competition right here.

“The ladies who’re popping out are brave. While you (lady) wish to deliver out these sort of issues within the open, many a occasions your loved ones will cease you from doing, fearing your repute can be harmed. The nation ought to have the ability to take care of these of sort of points on girls,” she added.

Vinesh additionally stated that she doesn’t wish to be often called a cousin of “Dangal” wrestlers, who featured within the Bollywood blockbuster.

“I’m offended if folks say I’m the sister of Dangal wrestlers, the sister of the Phogats who characteristic in Dangal film. Little doubt Dangal has put wrestling within the forefront of nationwide consciousness. It’s good however I might need a title of myself, as wrestler Vinesh who has finished the nation proud,” she stated with Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and World Championships silver winner Bajrang Punia at her facet.

Requested if she would conform to appearing if she is obtainable a task in a Dangal sequel.

“My focus is on profitable a medal in 2020 Tokyo Olympics and that’s my purpose. My thoughts is on wrestling and never on every other factor. I’ll give it some thought in a while.”

She additionally stated that her title in class was Anita earlier than her uncle modified it to Vinesh.

Yogeshwar talked in regards to the necessity of international coaches in understanding the type of wrestlers of different international locations.

“International coaches is not going to offer you Olympic medals however they’re essential in understanding the type of international gamers. It is a bonus whenever you play overseas and compete outdoors.

“Indian coaches are essential, the primary coach is essential and different later coaches are additionally essential. We have to know what’s going on outdoors India and what we have to innovate.”

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