New Delhi: It was nothing but the risks associated with a surgery that forced him to miss the wrestling trials for the Asian Games, said Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rahul Aware, who also asserted that he is not scared of anyone and will come back for the World Championship trials.
It was on the insistence of Aware that the Wrestling Federation of India had delayed the re-trials in the 57kg category and scheduled it for June 26, but the Maharashtra wrestler’s old left-knee problem flared up days before the trials, and on his doctor’s advise he gave it a miss.
“Why would I miss trials when it was delayed on my request by the WFI. And I have a good record against all these wrestlers, I have beaten them a number of times, so why would I be scared of anyone. The doctor told me that it will be a risk if you compete and if anything goes wrong, it will require surgery to heal, that’s why I had to miss trials,” Aware told PTI from Bengaluru.
“There is always a tight contest between me and Amit Dahiya but I have a superior record against all wrestlers who appeared in trials on Tuesday. There was no competition for me.”
“And it took me 10 long years to win a CWG gold medal, I felt ready for Asian Games, so why would I miss it?,” he asked. (PTI)