September 23, 2022


Indian wrestler Seema Bisla punched her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics as she obtained the higher of Poland’s Anna Lukasiak on the World Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers within the 50kg semifinal in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday.

Seema edged previous European bronze medallist Lukasiak to grow to be the fourth lady wrestler from the nation to safe an Olympic slot. The Indian gave away only one passivity level and put up a resolute show to safe the win.

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She turns into the second Indian wrestler to earn a Olympics ticket in as many days as Sumit Malik additionally certified within the males’s 125kg class on Thursday.

Earlier, Seema, an Asian championships bronze medal winner, beat Anastasiya Yanotava of Belarus 8-0 and 2018 Youth Olympics champion Emma Jonna Malmgren of Sweden 10-2 within the quarterfinals to succeed in the final 4.

Nisha Dahiya (68kg) defeated Polish Natalia Strzalka 12-1 earlier than shedding to Mimi Hristova of Bulgaria 12-2 within the quarterfinals. Pooja (76kg) misplaced to Kamile Gaucaite of Lithuania 5-4 within the first spherical.

Eight Indian wrestlers have certified for the Olympics – Seema Bisla (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg), Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) Deepak Punia (86kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg).



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