Indian wrestler Sumit Malik has certified for the Tokyo Olympics within the males’s 125kg freestyle class with a commanding win over Venezuela’s Jose Daniel Diaz Robertti within the semi-finals of the World Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers being held in Sofia, Bulgaria. He’s the seventh wrestler from India to qualify for the Video games.
Sumit had a slender 0-1 lead halfway into the bout and prolonged the hole, in the long run successful by a margin of 5-0.
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He joins Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) among the many male wrestlers who’ve made the reduce for Tokyo. Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) are the three ladies to have made it to the quadrennial occasion, set to start on July 23.
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Within the qualification spherical, Sumit discovered himself trailing 1-2 to Kyrgyzstan’s Aiaal Lazarev because the bout entered the ultimate 25 seconds. Fortuitously for the Indian, he obtained a push-out level in direction of the dying moments of the competition and clinched victory on standards, with the rating tied at 2-2.
Sumit had one other robust match-up within the pre-quarter-finals in opposition to Moldova’s Alexandr Romanov and needed to as soon as once more come again from behind to progress. The match ended 2-2, because the 28-year-old received the encounter on standards like within the earlier spherical.
The quarter-final contest noticed him shift gears. Up in opposition to Tajikistan’s Rustam Iskandari, he initially struggled and conceded a 2-4 lead. Nevertheless, Sumit logged 4 two-pointers to comfortably pocket the competition and storm into the semi-finals of the event and thus qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
The finalists on this competitors will earn direct berths on the Tokyo Olympics. Amit Dhankar (74kg) and Satiywart Kadiyan (97kg) have been earlier eradicated from the occasion. Seema Bisla (50kg), Nisha Dahiya (68kg) and Pooja (76kg) shall be in motion within the ladies’s part.