Indian wrestlers who missed flight as a consequence of journey ban, attain Sofia for qualifiers-Sports activities Information , Alenz”

Indian wrestlers who missed flight as a consequence of journey ban, attain Sofia for qualifiers-Sports activities Information , Alenz”

A number of nations have imposed journey bans on India as a consequence of a pointy rise in COVID-19 instances.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestlers who missed flight due to travel ban, reach Sofia for qualifiers

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New Delhi: A ultimate probability to make the Olympic minimize at stake, India’s wrestlers have lastly landed in Sofia, Bulgaria for the World Qualifiers beginning 6 Might after lacking an earlier scheduled flight due to the journey ban on the nation.

A number of nations have imposed journey bans on India as a consequence of a pointy rise in COVID-19 instances.

A bunch of 10 wrestlers had been to depart for Sofia by way of Amsterdam on Wednesday however their tickets had been cancelled on the final minute by a Dutch airline. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) then swung into motion and organized for contemporary flight tickets by way of Paris.

“We had discussions with these nations via our embassies in Netherlands and France and succeeded in getting journey restrictions relaxed. Ultimately we booked tickets by way of Paris for Thursday evening. The wrestlers have already reached there,” WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar instructed PTI.

The World Qualifiers might be held from 6-9 Might.

India have to this point earned qualification in six classes.

Three males’s free fashion wrestlers [Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86kg)] and three ladies’s wrestlers [(Vinesh Phogat 53kg, Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg)].

Now, Amit Dhankar (74kg), Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) will make one final try to e book their tickets for Tokyo in males’s free fashion occasion whereas Seema (50kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and Pooja Sihag (76kg) will attempt to e book their slots within the ladies’s occasion.

None of India’s Greco Roman wrestlers have 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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