“An athlete’s greatest desire is to represent their nation at the Olympics and Asian Games, win medals, and inspire national pride. But what if those players’ rights are violated?” she posed on Twitter. “The junior athletes’ demand for selection trials (for the Asian Games) is entirely legitimate and their right. I agree with the junior wrestlers’ request.
Anshu is one of the best female wrestlers in the nation and was the first in her division to win a silver medal at the 2021 World Championship. Furthermore, the ad hoc panel’s ruling is being contested by more than just Anshu. Vinesh (53 kg) and Bajrang (65 kg) were excused from the 2022 Asian Games selection trials, which sparked the entire dispute. The exemption has come under scrutiny from Antim Panghal, a senior Asian Championship silver medalist who competes in the same division as Vinesh.
“I even drew 3-3 with her in the Commonwealth Games trial. I was also duped later. Koi nahin (it’s okay), I said. I would strive to earn a spot in the Olympics by competing in the (Hangzhou) Asian Games. But as of late, they are promising to send Vinesh. Panghal said in a video shared on social media, “This is not done. Sujeet Kalkal, who won the gold medal in the Ranking Series and Panghal, also petitioned the Delhi High Court to demand fair trials.
After Vinesh and Bajrang Punia were excluded from the Asian Games trials by the ad hoc committee on Tuesday, another promising Indian wrestler, Anshu Malik, who had supported the demonstrating wrestlers earlier this January, stepped out to speak in favor of the junior counterparts. She shows her nationality love by supporting the newbies and protests for their right to trail fails.