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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Indian wrestlers who missed their flight resulting from journey ban attain Sofia for qualifying

A number of international locations have imposed journey bans on India resulting from a surge in COVID-19 instances.

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New Delhi: One final likelihood to make the Olympic Cup on the road, Indian wrestlers lastly landed in Sofia, Bulgaria for the world qualifiers from Might 6, after lacking a beforehand scheduled flight because of the nation’s journey ban. .

A number of international locations have imposed journey bans on India resulting from sharp enhance COVID-19[feminine cas.

Un groupe de 10 lutteurs devait partir pour Sofia via Amsterdam mercredi mais leurs billets ont été annulés à la dernière minute par une compagnie aérienne néerlandaise. La Fédération indienne de lutte (WFI) est alors passée à l’action et a organisé de nouveaux billets d’avion via Paris.

“Nous avons eu des discussions avec ces pays via nos ambassades aux Pays-Bas et en France et avons réussi à assouplir les restrictions de voyage. Finalement, nous avons réservé des billets via Paris pour jeudi soir. Les lutteurs sont déjà arrivés là-bas”, a déclaré le secrétaire adjoint du WFI, Vinod Tomar. PTI.

Les World Qualifiers auront lieu du 6 au 9 mai.

L’Inde a jusqu’à présent obtenu une qualification dans six catégories.

Trois lutteurs de style libre pour hommes [Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86kg)] and three feminine wrestlers [(Vinesh Phogat 53kg, Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg)].

Now Amit Dhankar (74kg), Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) will make a last try and e book their tickets to Tokyo within the males’s freestyle occasion whereas Seema (50kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and Pooja Sihag (76kg) will attempt to reserve locations within the girls’s occasion.

None of India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers certified for the Video games and 6 of them – Sachin Rana (60kg), Aashu (67kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Sunil (87kg), Deepanshu (97kg) ) and Naveen Kumar (130kg) – will current their problem in Sofia.

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