After Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware becomes 5th wrestler to test positive for COVID-19

Rahul Aware had won a bronze medal in the non-Olympic 61kg weight category at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan last year.

Press Trust of India September 06, 2020 23:07:06 IST
After Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia, Rahul Aware becomes 5th wrestler to test positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: World Championship bronze medallist wrestler Rahul Aware has tested positive for coronavirus after his arrival at the Sports Authority Of India's (SAI) Sonepat Centre for the national camp.

Aware is the fifth Indian wrestler to test positive for the dreaded virus after Vinesh Phogat, Deepak Punia, Navin and Krishan.

He had won a bronze in non-Olympic 61kg weight category at the Worlds in Nur-Sultan last year.

"As per protocol Aware has now been shifted to a SAI empanelled hospital as a precautionary measure and for further monitoring," the SAI said in a statement.

"Aware has been in quarantine since his arrival at the camp and didn't come in contact with any other athlete or staff members since his arrival."

After Vinesh Phogat and Deepak Punia Rahul Aware becomes 5th wrestler to test positive for COVID19

File image of World Championship bronze medal-winning wrestler Rahul Aware. AFP

Deepak Punia has been discharged from the hospital and kept in home isolation since he was asymptomatic.

Vinesh has also recovered after testing negative twice but continues to remain in home isolation as a precautionary measure.

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