The 27-year-old had made a shock first-round exit from the Tokyo Olympics. She entered the Games as one of India’s strongest medal contenders.
The former world championship bronze-medallist was part of meetings that Modi had with Tokyo Games athletes both before and after the Olympics and got a pep talk from him.
“Great meeting the honourable @narendramodi sir today. His enthusiasm and love for sport is truly boundless. Genuinely touched by your concern for athletes. A big thank you sir for sparing time from your busy schedule to fulfill your promise of interacting with me and my family,” Vinesh tweeted.
Great meeting the honourable @narendramodi sir today. His enthusiasm and love for sport is truly boundless. Genuine… https://t.co/gsyqr9epUU
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) 1634555582000
In a photograph posted on Twitter, Vinesh was seen along with her mother and brother with the Prime Minister.
Vinesh had left the recent World Championship trials mid-way, complaining of weakness.