India's Men's Freestyle Wrestlers To Return Empty Handed From World C'ship

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India's men's freestyle wrestlers chopped a atrocious fig astatine the World Championships arsenic nary of them could gain quota for adjacent year's Paris Olympics oregon triumph a medal. What was much disappointing was that the Indian wresters mislaid to rivals from the nations that are not known for their wrestling prowess, raising suspicion implicit their fittingness earlier flying to Belgrade. Sachin Mor (79kg) mislaid his repechage circular by method superiority to North Macedonia's Ahmad Magomedov, portion Anuj Kumar (65kg) could not adjacent wide the Qualification round, losing 7-8 to Mexico's Austin Klee Gomez.

Mexico and North Macedonia are not the nations against whom the Indians are expected to suffer their bouts.

It has been learnt that Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had suggested the Sports Ministry to behaviour aesculapian introspection of the selected wrestlers earlier sending them for participation, saying that galore of them are perchance carrying injuries.

"A fewer of the wrestlers selected are injured, particularly 65kg freestyle wrestler. I suggest that a aesculapian introspection should beryllium done earlier leaving India truthful that indispensable replacement tin beryllium done successful time," WFI Secretary General VN Prasood had written to Sports Secretary connected September 11 successful his letter, a transcript of which is successful possession of PTI.

India's biggest anticipation Aman Sehrawat (57kg) had mislaid to reigning satellite champion Albania's Zelimkhan Abakarov successful the quarterfinals but with the Russia-born wrestler failing to scope the final, the repechage doorway was unopen connected the Indian.

In the 70kg bronze play-off, Abhimanyu mislaid by method 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) each fell astatine antithetic stages of the tournament.

The adjacent accidental to gain Olympic quota volition travel astatine Asian and World Qualifiers adjacent year.

All the Indian wrestlers are competing arsenic neutral athletes due to the fact that satellite governing assemblage UWW did not let them to compte nether India flag.

This was due to the fact that UWW had suspended the WFI aft IOA-appointed ad-hoc committee, led by Bhupender Singh Bajwa, could not behaviour the elections connected time.

Even if immoderate of the Indian wrestlers -- women oregon Greco Roman -- gain the quotas, they volition beryllium to IOA and to the wrestler who wins a spot successful adjacent year's Olympics.

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