Asian Olympic Qualifiers: Free Style Wrestlers Return Empty-Handed From Almaty | Wrestling News

National champion Sandeep Singh Mann (74kg) did not qualify for the Olympic Games on the Asian Qualifiers in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday, conserving veteran Sushil Kumar’s Tokyo hopes alive within the weight class. Also lacking out on qualification was Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) within the three-day competitors that concluded on Sunday.

All those that missed out have one final likelihood to make the lower for the Tokyo Games on the World Olympic Qualifiers, scheduled to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from May 6-9.

Young guns Sonam Malik and Anshu Malik were the only ones to qualify for the Games in Almaty, taking the nation’s quota in girls’s wrestling to 3.

Sandeep started by beating Qatar’s Abdullrahman Ibrahim A Ibrahim within the Qualification match and adopted that up by defeating Tajikistan’s Gulomdzhon Sharipov 6-2.

However, within the all-important semifinal, Sandeep misplaced to Iran’s Yones Aliakbar Emamichoghaaei by technical superiority. He will now combat for bronze with China’s Menghejigan Menghejigan.

Sushil, a two-time Olympic-medallist who did not compete in Almaty after missing the trials, can get one final likelihood e book a ticket for the Tokyo Games, beginning July 23, ought to he be picked for the world qualifiers.

In 97kg, Satywart Kadiyan defeated Korea’s Minwon Seo 6-2 after which misplaced his semifinal by technical superiority to Iran’s Mohammadhossein Askari Mohammadian.


Sumit, then again, defeated Makhsud Veysalov 7-0 however misplaced the semifinal 0-2 to native wrestler Yusup Batirmurzaev.

In males’s free model, Bajrang Punia (65kg), Ravi Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) had certified for the Tokyo Games by the 2019 World Championship in Nur Sultan.

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