Wrestling Nationals: Covid protocols go for a toss at wrestling nationals | Extra sports activities Information

NOIDA: Social-distancing norms and carrying of masks went for a toss because the Senior Nationwide Wrestling Championship for males’s freestyle opened in Noida amid chaotic and unruly scenes.
The nationals, first for any Olympic sports activities within the nation for the reason that coronavirus-induced lockdown in March, turned out to be an occasion the place wrestlers, coaches, technical officers, office-bearers of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and the spectators and supporters utterly ignored Covid-19 protocols.
In a single such occasion, the bout between Amit Dhankar and Narsingh Yadav within the 74kg weight class was halted briefly after the supporters of each grapplers climbed up the mat halfway into the competition, prompting WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to intervene and strictly warn the gang to step again from the mat.
Later, Singh instructed TOI that he could be show-causing the RSPB workforce.
On the competitors entrance, Punjab’s Sandeep Singh stole the limelight after rising champion within the 74kg class, defeating massive weapons like three-time Commonwealth gold medallist Dhankar (third spherical) and Asian Championship silver medallist Jitender within the last.
Narsingh Yadav’s much-awaited return after serving a four-year doping ban was minimize quick by bronze-winner Dhankar, who defeated him within the second spherical.

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