Wrestlers who missed flight due to travel ban, reach Sofia for Olympic qualifiers

A final likelihood to make the Olympic reduce at stake, India’s wrestlers have lastly landed in Sofia, Bulgaria for the World Qualifiers starting Could 6 after missing an earlier scheduled flight as a result of journey ban on the nation.

A number of worldwide areas have imposed journey bans on India because of a sharp rise in COVID-19 circumstances proper right here.

A bunch of 10 wrestlers have been to go away for Sofia via Amsterdam on Wednesday nonetheless their tickets have been cancelled on the ultimate minute by a Dutch airline. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) then swung into movement and arranged for latest flight tickets via Paris.

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

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

India have so far earned qualification in six courses.

Three males’s free sort wrestlers [Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86kg)] and three women’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 remaining attempt to e book their tickets for Tokyo in males’s free sort event whereas Seema (50kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and Pooja Sihag (76kg) will try to e book their slots throughout the women’s event.

None of India’s Greco Roman wrestlers have licensed 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 present their downside in Sofia. PTI AT PM PM

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