Rio 2016: Sushma Swaraj Shows Support For Injured Saina Nehwal, Vinesh Phogat

Updated: 20 August 2016 19:15 IST

Vinesh Phogat's progress was halted when she sustained a knee injury in her quarterfinal match against Chinese rival Sun Yanan and the bout had to be stopped. On the other hand, Saina Nehwal also suffered a premature exit from the Rio Olympics because of inflammation on her right knee 

Rio 2016: Sushma Swaraj Shows Support For Injured Saina Nehwal, Vinesh Phogat
Saina Nehwal had suffered a premature exit from the Rio Olympics owing to a knee injury. © AFP

New Delhi:

As India celebrated P.V. Sindhu's silver in the women's badminton singles and Sakshi Malik's bronze in wrestling in the Rio Olympics, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday sent out words of support to another Indian woman wrestler who suffered a heart-rending injury in her quest for glory.

Known for her active use of social media, Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter that she spoke to Vinesh Phogat who suffered a ligament injury.









Vinesh had sustained what seemed to be a serious knee injury during her bout against Sun Yanan of China in the quarter-finals of the women's Freestyle 48kg category at the Carioca Arena 2 Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

After an MRI test, doctors concluded that there was a ligament tear and injury to muscles in the outer part of the knee area and that recovering in such cases is ensured but Vinesh would have to rest and move around in crutches for two weeks.

Sushma Swaraj is actively following the Indians in the Olympics was evident when she tweeted support to injured Saina Nehwal while congratulating P.V. Sindhu.





With P.V. Sindhu winning a silver after 1-2 loss to Spain's Carolina Marin in the badminton women's singles final on Friday, the External Affairs Minister said:





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Highlights
  • A knee injury ended Saina's Rio 2016 dreams
  • Vinesh suffered an injury in quarters vs China's Sun Yunan
  • India have so far won two medals in Rio Olympics
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