Tokyo 2020: Wrestler Sumit Malik one win away from Olympic qualification

Sumit Malik was nonetheless in rivalry to qualify for the Tokyo Video games but it surely was throughout for Amit Dhankar and Satywart Kadiyan, who have been ousted from the World Olympic Qualifiers after dropping at totally different levels of the competitors, right here on Thursday.

In his 125kg Qualification bout towards Kyrgyzstan’s Aiaal Lazarev, Malik was trailing 1-2 until the final 25 seconds however acquired a push-out level in direction of the top and received on standards, when the scores have been tied at 2-2.

His subsequent bout was towards Moldova’s Alexandr Romanov. He trailed 0-1 after dropping a degree on passivity.

Within the second interval, he misplaced one other level when he was pushed out by his opponent however as has been his technique — Malik assaults within the closing stage of the bout — he pulled off a two-point throw to make it even and eventually received 3-2.

Within the quarterfinal towards Tajikistan’s Rustam Iskandari, Malik was in bother at one stage as he trailed 2-4 after main 2-0 however logged 4 two-pointers to win simply.

Venezuela’s Jose Daniel Diaz Robertti now stands between Malik and his Olympic qualification.

The finalists at this competitors will qualify for Tokyo Video games.

Dhankar misplaced his 74kg Qualification bout 6-9 to Moldova’s Mihail Sava. After trailing 0-4, Dhankar put up a spirited struggle within the second interval, however the Moldovan was as much as the duty.

Dhankar’s defeat implies that India will go unrepresented within the 74kg on the Tokyo Video games.

Kadiyan received his pre-quarterfinal 5-2 towards Evan Amadour Ramos from Puerto Rico. He led 3-0 within the first interval, however a take-down transfer by his rival threatened his probabilities earlier than the Indian acquired one other two-pointer to win simply.

Within the quarterfinal towards Bulgaria’s Ahmed Sultanovich Bataev, Kadian blew away a 5-1 result in exit of the competitors as he misplaced the bout on standards, conceding 4 factors within the final 20 seconds.

Kadian trailed after the primary interval, dropping the purpose on passivity. Within the second interval, he scored 5 factors in a row, beginning with passivity level and adopted that up with two push-outs and a two-point throw.

Nevertheless, the the Bulgarian turned the tide in his favour with consecutive take all the way down to stun the Indian camp.

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