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Amit Dhankar replaces Sandeep Mann for Tokyo 2020 qualifying remaining

The match, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from Could 6 to 9, would be the remaining qualifying occasion earlier than the Tokyo Video games.

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Former Asian champion Amit Dhankar (74 kg) changed nationwide gold medalist Sandeep Mann on the Indian wrestling squad on Thursday for the upcoming world Olympic qualifying match, marking the tip of the highway for veteran Sushil Kumar.

The match, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from Could 6 to 9, would be the remaining qualifying occasion earlier than the Tokyo Video games.

One of many nation’s most achieved athletes, Sushil gained a silver medal on the London Olympics in 2012, 4 years after a bronze medal in Beijing.

After not being thought-about for choice, Sushil, 37, stated PTI, “Staying alive is extra essential at this level. I have never spoken to WFI but, I’ll communicate to them.”

The workforce was chosen by the Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI) after a gathering of its choice committee, the federation stated in a press launch signed by its deputy secretary Vinod Tomar.

In addition to Dhankar, different members of the freestyle workforce included Satyavrat Kadian (97 kg) and Sumit (125 kg).

Within the freestyle, the committee made a alternative in 74 kg. Sandeep Mann, chosen for the Asian qualifiers and the Asian Championships, didn’t produce a passable efficiency. Due to this fact, the committee determined to offer Amit an opportunity. Dhankar who secured second place within the choice. The trials happened on March 16, “WFI stated within the assertion.

The Greco-Roman workforce included Sachin Rana (60 kg), Aashu (67 kg), Gurpreet Singh (77 kg), Sunil (87 kg), Deepanshu (97 kg) and Naveen Kumar (130 kg).

“Within the Greco-Roman type, the committee made replacements in 60 Kg and 97 Kg. The wrestlers chosen in these weight classes – Gyanendra and Ravi respectively gave poor performances within the two competitions (Asian qualification and Asian championship) .

“Thus, the committee gave an opportunity to Sachin Rana and Deepanshu who obtained 2nd place within the choice trials.

Seema (50 kg), Nisha (68 kg) and Pooja (76 kg) fashioned the Indian girls’s workforce.

“The committee didn’t take into account it acceptable to make a substitution in these weight courses as all of those wrestlers gained medals both within the qualifying competitions or within the Asian championships.”

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