SOFIA: Sumit Malik on Thursday grew to become the fourth Indian males’s free fashion wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Video games when he reached the 125kg summit conflict on the World Olympic Qualifiers, right here.
Sumit joined Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) in India’s males’s free fashion squad certain for the Tokyo Olympics.
It’s the first time that 28-year-old Malik, who’s a 2018 Commonwealth Video games gold medallist, has made the lower for the Olympics.
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The finalists at this competitors will qualify for Tokyo Video games.
In contrast to his earlier bouts, Malik was aggressive from the start within the all-crucial semifinal, which he gained 5-0 towards Venezuela’s Jose Daniel Diaz Robertti.
Nevertheless, Amit Dhankar (74kg) and Satywart Kadiyan (97kg) didn’t earn a quota after dropping at totally different phases of the competitors.
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 the direction of the top and gained 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 at last gained 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.
Alternatively, Dhankar misplaced his Qualification bout 6-9 to Moldova’s Mihail Sava. After trailing 0-4, Dhankar put up a spirited combat within the second interval, however the Moldovan was as much as the duty.
Dhankar’s defeat signifies that India will go unrepresented within the 74kg on the Tokyo Video games.
Kadiyan gained 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 possibilities 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 Bulgarian turned the tide in his favour with consecutive take all the way down to stun the Indian camp.