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NEW DELHI: Nationwide fencing squad’s hopes of incomes an Olympic Video games quota place ended on the quarterfinal stage of the Asian Olympic qualifier match held in Tashkent.
“Because it was one final probability to make the minimize for the Olympics, the gamers wilted below strain. As an alternative of staying calm and taking part in their pure sport the fencers grew to become a bit error susceptible that spoiled their possibilities,” a nationwide stage coach advised IANS.
The 2-day match, held final weekend, provided six quota locations, together with three within the girls’s class for the Tokyo Olympics.
Based on the coach, two fencers — Sunil Kumar and Radhia Avati — entered the quarterfinals of their respective occasions whereas different three bowed out within the first spherical.
“Sunil gave a very good account of himself within the epee occasion. He was main in his quarterfinal match, however misplaced three very important factors within the closing levels of the match to bow out,” he stated.
Radhia too reached the quarterfinal stage within the girls’s foil occasion.
“We had been anticipating Karan Singh to succeed in the semis of males’s sabre occasion. However he too went out early within the Asian match,” stated the nationwide group coach.
The Asian Olympic qualifiers was the final probability for Indians to make the minimize for the Olympics scheduled to begin on July 23.
Final month, India’s Bhavani Devi had received the Olympics quota place within the sabre occasion in Italy. She is the one Indian fencer to have received a ticket for the Olympics.