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Ravi Dahiya settles for silver at Poland Open
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Ravi Dahiya settles for silver at Poland Open

Olympic-bound Ravi Dahiya could not take advantage of a tiring Gulomjon Abdullaev in the final after outclassing the same Uzbek wrestler in his opening round and settled for a silver medal at the Poland Open here on Wednesday. Ravi went for several double-leg and right leg attacks but Abdullaev stayed strong in his defence, showing vast improvement from his first round drubbing. None of his attempts fructified but Ravi did not seem to have a plan B and instead conceded points on counter-attack. The Uzbekistan grappler was gasping for breath in the second period but Ravi still could not breach his defence and eventually lost the title clash 3-5. In his previous bouts, Ravi had outlasted his opponents, who lost steam by the time second period began. However, it did not work i...
Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open due to elbow injury
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Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open due to elbow injury

Olympic-bound Indian wrestler Deepak Punia on Tuesday pulled out of the Poland Open here to avoid aggravating his left-elbow injury that he carried into the last Ranking Series event before the Tokyo Games. Punia was to take mat for the 86kg event but forfeited his quarterfinal against American Zahid Valencia. It has been learnt that the 2019 World championships bronze-winner had suffered the injury two-three days before leaving for Warsaw during practice. “It’s a minor injury, there is nothing to worry about. He sustained it while practising in India. We just did not want to aggravate the injury. The Federation was kept in loop. He is still practising, so there is nothing worrisome,” national coach Jagmander Singh told PTI. Singh also dismissed suggestion that it was a mad...
Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo
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Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo

Sushila Devi made it a point to call her parents in Gudhan village once news came through. Ever since her younger sister Seema Bisla was little, Sushila and her husband Nafe Singh had looked after her at their home in Rohtak. On Friday, when Sushila made the call, the message was clear: Bisla will be staying in Rohtak for three months more. After all, now that Bisla had won an Olympic quota, she will need to prepare for it. Around 5000 km away in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday, Bisla grappled and won the semi-final against Poland’s Anna Lukasiak 2-1 to become the fourth Indian woman wrestler to seal a quota for the Tokyo Olympics. A few hours later, she went on to earn gold in the 50kg event of the Olympic qualification tournament by beating Ecuadorian Lucia Guzman, who concede...
Sushil Kumar’s father-in-law, Satpal Singh, questioned
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Sushil Kumar’s father-in-law, Satpal Singh, questioned

Two days after a 23-year-old wrestler, a former junior national champion, was beaten to death during a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium parking area, the Delhi Police has questioned Satpal Singh, the father-in-law of two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar. Additional DCP (North-West district) Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said, “We have questioned Satpal and Sushil’s brother-in-law at Model Town police station. We are conducting raids to nab Sushil Kumar and his associates.” Satpal, a 1982 Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler, was questioned for around two hours, police said. On Tuesday, Sagar Rana, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups. “We have found during investigation that a quarrel had allegedly taken place...
Seema Bisla becomes fourth Indian female wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics
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Seema Bisla becomes fourth Indian female wrestler to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Seema Bisla on Friday became the fourth Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Games by reaching the final of the 50kg competition even as Sumit Malik settled for a silver medal after conceding his final bout due to a knee injury at the World Olympic Qualifiers. Seema booked an Olympic berth for herself after a close 2-1 win over European Championship bronze medallist Anna Lukasiak of Poland, showing tremendous defensive skills in the semifinal. After giving away a point on passivity, Seema pulled off a quick take down in the first period for a 2-1 lead, which she kept till the end to earn the quota. She will now fight for gold against Ecuador’s Lucia Yamileth Yepez Guzman on Saturday. #WrestleSofia 50kg semifinal results: #Tokyo2020 🎫➡️ 🇮🇳 & 🇪🇨 🥇Seema SEEMA 🇮🇳...