October 7, 2022

NEW DELHI: Ashok Kumar, a world wrestling referee, is the lone Indian nominated to officiate bouts throughout the Tokyo Olympic Video games in July-August.
The United World Wrestling (UWW), the governing physique of the game, has nominated Kumar.
“I am the one Indian referee chosen by the UWW. I might be officiating bouts throughout the Olympics. There was a range course of to pick out candidates for the Olympics and I efficiently cleared these norms,” Kumar informed IANS.
Kumar, 50, mentioned that the choice course of for referees began on the 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, adopted by the Asian Olympics Qualifiers held final month in Almaty.
“The ultimate choice was performed throughout lately concluded World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria. I used to be official in all three major competitions,” he mentioned.
Kumar, an worker of the Indian Air Drive, was additionally nominated to officiate bouts throughout the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games.
Kumar bought his worldwide referee licence in 2005. Since then he has officiated in additional than 100 worldwide tournaments, together with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Video games and Jakarta Asian Video games in the identical 12 months. He’s additionally coach of the Indian Air Drive wrestling group.

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