Veteran wrestler Vinesh Phogat has returned her Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award. He had announced the return of the awards on 26 November. On Saturday (December 30), Vinesh placed the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards on the duty path outside the Prime Minister's Office. It was later picked up by the police. Wrestler Bajrang Punia has shared the video of this entire incident.
Bajrang Punia wrote on X, "May this day not come in the life of any player. The women wrestlers of the country are going through the worst phase. Vinesh and her companions wanted to go to the Prime Minister's Office, but were stopped by the police on the way. After that Vinesh put her awards on the path of duty."
Bajrang Punia has also returned the award
The Indian Wrestling Association elections were held on 21 December. In this Sanjay Singh was elected president. After this, Sakshi Malik retired from wrestling saying that what to do if someone like Brij Bhushan is selected again? After this Bajrang returned the Padma Shri and now Vinesh has returned her Khel Ratna. Para athlete Virendra Singh has also talked about returning his Padma Shri.
Won bronze medal in the year 2022 World Wrestling Championship.
Won bronze in the World Championships in the year 2019.
Won gold medal in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in the year 2018.
Gold medal in 2014, 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games
Became the first Indian athlete to be nominated for the prestigious Laureus Award.
Both awards were received within a gap of four years
Vinesh Phogat received the Arjun Award in the year 2016 and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in the year 2020.