New Delhi [India]: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Wednesday said wrestlers, who made allegations of sexual harassment against coaches, should have approached the Federation with their names earlier.
The WFI president said that 97 per cent of wrestlers are with the BFI and those protesting were pressured into it. “97 per cent of players are with the WFI. I am hurt by the sexual harassment allegations. Not a single player can bring such charges against me or the chief coach. Some wrestlers were pressured to sit on a dharna,” Singh said.
He claimed that star wrestler Vinesh Phogat had demanded a few days back that the chief coach should be changed, but coaches cannot be changed on the whims of a player.
Phogat on Wednesday alleged that coaches, who are favourites of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), misbehave with women and harass them. She also accused the wrestling federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually harassing girls and calling her a ‘khota sikka’ after her defeat at the Tokyo Olympics, 2020.