KARACHI: Indian athletes won gold because their governments give them access to the greatest facilities, but silver medallist from the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2020 Inam Butt Friday claimed the competition showed how little support Pakistani athletes had.
Like every other sport in Pakistan, save cricket, wrestling suffers from a lack of official support as well as a lack of funding.
Pakistani wrestlers are forced to train alone and compete internationally due to all of these limitations.
“In Pakistan, there are no amenities for us.
When it comes to Indian wrestlers, their nation invests millions in them. Our overall budget for wrestling is After losing to Deepak Punia of India in the men’s swimming 86 kg final, Butt concluded with such a silver medal at CWG 2022.
Additionally, Indian wrestlers travel abroad for training. In comparison to us, everything about their food and exercise is completely enhanced.
Pakistan has no wrestling academies at all, in contrast to India, in which there are nearly always ones of the highest calibre. If you understand, this makes a significant difference,” said the current world champion in beach wrestling.