Narsingh Yadav. (File Pic- TOI Picture)
NEW DELHI: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has turned down Narsingh Yadav‘s request to carry a contemporary trial for subsequent month’s World Olympic qualifier in Sofia.
With this, the 31-year-old Maharashtra wrestler’s dream of qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has additionally ended.
The 2015 World Championships bronze-medallist had missed the 2016 Rio Olympics after failing a dope check.
He was suspended for 4 years, however rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics on account of Covid-19 pandemic gave him an opportunity to meet his dream of collaborating within the Video games. On his comeback, he could not dominate the 74 kg occasion within the nationwide championships and home choice trials. He missed the Asian Olympic qualifier.
For the World Olympic qualifier in Sofia from Could 6 to 9, the WFI has chosen Amit Dhankar for the 74 kg group. Dhankar will exchange Sandeep Singh Mann, who wasn’t spectacular within the Asian Olympic qualifier and Asian Wrestling Championships held lately in Almaty.
Regardless of having a poor run within the 74kg occasion within the nationwide championships and home trials, Yadav demanded one other alternative to showcase his expertise. However it was rejected.
“Yadav had earlier obtained an opportunity to show himself within the World Rating Sequence in January, however he failed. Since Dhankar was total second within the home trials in 74 kg, he’s getting an opportunity to compete on the World Olympic qualifier,” stated an official of the WFI.
India have achieved three berths for the Tokyo Olympics within the males’s part. Ravi Dahiya (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg) and Deepak Punia (86 kg) obtained quota locations in 2019 qualification interval.
Vinesh Phogat (53 kg), Anshu Malik (57 kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) have certified within the ladies’s part.