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The plane was ready. The team was about to board, when a match comes from Turkey, which often criticizes India in filmy style, and breaks the hearts of Indian mute-deaf wrestlers. In fact, from July 3, the World Deaf Wrestling Championship is starting in Istanbul, Turkey, for which Indian wrestlers were to leave the country on Thursday night. Then the organizers reached Istabul and heard the order to stay for 14 days quarantine, after which the question mark has been raised on the Indian wrestling team playing the tournament itself.
what was in that mail
Virendra Singh aka Dumb Wrestler posted a picture from the Delhi airport and appealed to the country’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju for help. He tweeted, Got the visa, got the ticket, and the Indian wrestling team reached the airport, at the same time a mail arrived from Turkey that the Indian wrestling team would have to be in quarantine for 14 days, while the tournament would end on July 8. Honorable Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju ji please take note! #Jai Hind
it’s not too late
In a special conversation with Navbharat Times Online, the team’s head coach and Dronacharya Awardee Mahavir Rawat said, ‘Our association was in constant contact with the Wrestling Federation of Turkey before the tournament started, but then only 72 hours ago the RT-PCR was corona negative. The report was spoken of. In the 10-day camp, every wrestler of this 14-member team has worked hard. We expected at least 10 gold medals. If the Sports Minister takes cognizance and talks internationally, then we can reach Istanbul on time by Friday night flight too.
Gold contenders are dumb wrestlers
Resident of Sasrauli village of Haryana Virendra Singh dumb wrestler There are strong contenders for the gold medal in the 74kg freestyle category. He has already won three medals at the World Championships. Arjuna Awardee dumb wrestler won silver in the year 2008, bronze in 2012 and gold in 2016. India has brought laurels to the world by winning gold in 2005 Melbourne Deaf Olympics, bronze in 2009, gold again in 2013 and gold in 2017. After the World Championships, Virender is eyeing his fifth Deaf Olympics, which is to be held in Brazil in the year 2022.