Vinesh Phogat tests Covid-19 positive, to miss virtual awards ceremony


World championships bronze medallist Vinesh Phogat, who is without doubt one of the 5 Khel Ratna awardees for 2020, has examined certain for Covid-19 and will be unable to take part within the National Sports Awards serve as on August 29 (Saturday). Vinesh stated her take a look at effects got here lately and there aren’t any signs. “I have no symptoms as of now, but my test results are positive,” showed Vinesh.

She used to be scheduled to be provide within the SAI-designated centre at Sonepat to obtain the Khel Ratna just about from President Ram Nath Kovind. “It is disappointing but not in my hands — whatever God’s wish. I will go through another test after some days,” stated Vinesh.

Vinesh have been coaching at her house in Kharkhoda, Sonepat, and didn’t need to take the danger of travelling to Lucknow to participate within the nationwide camp, which had to be postponed. She took the take a look at in Sonepat on Friday ahead of the get dressed practice session.

The 3 Khel Ratna awardees who will obtain their awards are ladies’s hockey group captain Rani Rampal and para athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu—each will attend the ceremony from two other places in Bengaluru. Commonwealth Games champion paddler Manika Batra will sign up for in from Pune. Rohit Sharma may even miss the ceremony as he’s within the United Arab Emirates for the Indian Premier League.

A Sports Authority of India (SAI) observation stated altogether 14 of the 74 award winners will be unable to attend the serve as for various causes.

Four of them, together with Vinesh and shuttler Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, have examined certain, whilst the likes of Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Divij Sharan, and Aditi Ashok are outdoor the rustic for competitions. “Those missing out will get their awards later from Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju,” stated a SAI reputable.

The award winners shall be attached to President Kovind on the Rashtrapati Bhavan from 9 other SAI-designated places.

The 9 centres are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Pune, Sonepat, Hyderabad and Bhopal. The award winners have long past via Covid-19 tests. The awards and certificate had been despatched to the respective places selected for the ceremony and a practice session used to be accomplished. During the virtual ceremony, the athletes will put on the ceremonial blazers and the trophy shall be saved beside them. The awardees will stand and the quotation shall be learn. The President will display the scroll of honour at the display. The awardees will then bow down after which hang the trophy for the photograph.

“We have done the rehearsal and it feels a bit strange the way we will receive the award online,” stated Dutee Chand, who travelled from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata on August 26 in her automobile to be a part of the virtual ceremony. “I did not want to take any chance so I travelled by road. Normally it takes 5-6 hours but there was so much traffic due to the rain and everyone is travelling by road these days,” she stated. Dutee used to be already wearing her Covid-19 unfavorable certificates from Bhubaneswar.

“My saree and blazer have arrived and we will be only six people and one cameraman in a big hall. Social distancing will be maintained. We have been told everything.” Asked whether or not the awards have reached the Kolkata centre, Dutee stated she isn’t positive about it. “The authorities said they are not sure when the trophies will arrive or maybe it will be sent to us later.

“One would have liked to take it from the hands of the President like our contemporaries but that’s the way things are in the current situation,” she stated.

Para-coach Khanna’s take a look at unfavorable

Para badminton trainer Gaurav Khanna stated his COVID effects have been unfavorable. Earlier it used to be reported that his effects have come certain.

“There used to be some error within the interpretation of the document and I’m declared Covid unfavorable. I can be attending the ceremony day after today, “ stated Khanna.



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