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Wrestler Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open as a consequence of hand injury-Sports activities Information , Comfortable Easterday

Punia was to take the mat for the 86kg occasion however forfeited his quarter-final towards American Zahid Valencia. It has been discovered that the 2019 World Championships bronze-winner had suffered the damage two-three days earlier than leaving for Warsaw throughout observe.

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Warsaw: Olympic-bound Indian wrestler Deepak Punia on Tuesday pulled out of the Poland Open right here to keep away from aggravating the left-hand damage that he carried into the final Rating Collection occasion earlier than the Tokyo Video games.

Punia was to take the mat for the 86kg occasion however forfeited his quarter-final towards American Zahid Valencia. It has been discovered that the 2019 World Championships bronze-winner had suffered the damage two-three days earlier than leaving for Warsaw throughout observe.

“He didn’t need to irritate the damage and had knowledgeable the federation that he’ll take a name on competing after reaching. After assessing his hand this morning, he determined to not take the mat,” a supply within the Indian camp stated.

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed the sequence of occasions.

“Sure, we had given him a selection. We don’t need to put strain on wrestlers, Olympics are close to, so no level in taking dangers,” stated WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar.

Punia will stay with the staff until 5 July for the coaching camp that has been organised by the Polish Federation.

The WFI can be attempting to barter with Turkey, Romania, and Russia to organise coaching camps for India’s Olympic-bound wrestlers.

With Punia pulling out, solely three Indians at the moment are left within the competitors.

Ravi Dahiya, who certified for the Video games in 57kg, will compete within the 61kg class on this occasion.

Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Anshu Malik (57kg) will compete on Friday within the girls’s occasion.

Bajrang Punia had additionally determined to overlook the occasion, preferring to coach in Russia as a substitute. Seema Bisla (50kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) didn’t journey to Warsaw as they too are nursing their respective accidents.

Sumit Malik (125kg) has been suspended by the world physique for failing a dope check in Sofia, the place had made the lower for the Tokyo Video games.

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Updated: June 8, 2021 — 12:08 pm

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