September 19, 2022


Seema Bisla’s doubled her on Saturday because the Tokyo Olympics-bound wrestler ended her marketing campaign within the World Olympic Video games Qualifier right here by bagging the ladies’s 50kg gold medal.

Seema, who secured an Olympic quota place on Friday, was awarded the gold after her opponent, Lucia Yamileth of Ecuador, withdrew from the ultimate attributable to an damage.

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Nisha Dahiya (68kg), the opposite lady wrestler within the fray, misplaced 5-1 to Turkey’s Buse Tosun in a repechage spherical match.

The Indian Greco Roman wrestlers endured a disappointing day as none of them managed to safe a Tokyo Olympics quota. Sachin Rana (60kg) forfeited his first spherical bout attributable to sickness, whereas Ashu (67kg) and Deepanshu (97kg) misplaced within the first spherical.

Gurpreet Singh (77kg) and Sunil Kumar (87kg) additionally misplaced early however remained within the race for bronze medals on the time of writing.

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The Indian wrestlers gathered a complete of eight Olympic quota locations, together with 4 apiece in women and men freestyle sections. The nation received eight wrestling slots, together with three every in women and men freestyle and two in Greco Roman, within the Rio Olympics as effectively. It might subject solely seven after Narsingh Yadav (74kg) was suspended by the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) attributable to a doping violation.

The eight Indian wrestlers who’ve certified for the Olympics  are – 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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