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India’s Males’s Freestyle Wrestlers To Return Empty Handed From World Championship

India’s males’s freestyle wrestlers lower a sorry determine on the World Championships as none of them might earn quota for subsequent yr’s Paris Olympics or win a medal. What was extra disappointing was that the Indian wresters misplaced to rivals from the nations that aren’t identified for his or her wrestling prowess, elevating suspicion over their health earlier than flying to Belgrade. Sachin Mor (79kg) misplaced his repechage spherical by technical superiority to North Macedonia’s Ahmad Magomedov, whereas Anuj Kumar (65kg) couldn’t even clear the Qualification spherical, dropping 7-8 to Mexico’s Austin Klee Gomez.

Mexico and North Macedonia aren’t the nations towards whom the Indians are anticipated to lose their bouts.

It has been learnt that Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had instructed the Sports activities Ministry to conduct medical examination of the chosen wrestlers earlier than sending them for participation, saying that a lot of them are probably carrying accidents.

“A number of of the wrestlers chosen are injured, particularly 65kg freestyle wrestler. I recommend {that a} medical examination must be performed earlier than leaving India in order that obligatory substitute may be performed in time,” WFI Secretary Normal VN Prasood had written to Sports activities Secretary on September 11 in his letter, a replica of which is in possession of PTI.

India’s greatest hope Aman Sehrawat (57kg) had misplaced to reigning world champion Albania’s Zelimkhan Abakarov within the quarterfinals however with the Russia-born wrestler failing to achieve the ultimate, the repechage door was shut on the Indian.

Within the 70kg bronze play-off, Abhimanyu misplaced by technical superiority to Armenia’s Arman Andreasyan.

Akash Dahiya (61kg), Naveen (74kg), Sachin Mor (79kg), Sandeep Singh Mann (86kg), Pruthviraj (92kg), Sahil (97kg) and Sumit (125kg) all fell at completely different phases of the match.

The following alternative to earn Olympic quota will come at Asian and World Qualifiers subsequent yr.

All of the Indian wrestlers are competing as impartial athletes as a result of world governing physique UWW didn’t enable them to compte underneath India flag.

This was as a result of UWW had suspended the WFI after IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee, led by Bhupender Singh Bajwa, couldn’t conduct the elections on time.

Even when any of the Indian wrestlers — girls or Greco Roman — earn the quotas, they are going to belong to IOA and to the wrestler who wins a spot in subsequent yr’s Olympics.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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