Wrestling: Journey ban grounds India’s wrestling squad | Extra sports activities Information

NEW DELHI: A 10-member Indian wrestling contingent, which included males’s freestyle wrestlers Amit Dhankar (74kg), Satyawart Kadian (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg) and ladies grapplers Seema (50kg), Nisha (68kg) and Pooja (76kg), was on Tuesday evening stopped from travelling to Sofia, Bulgaria for the ultimate Olympic qualification event from Might 6-9 after the Netherlands authorities imposed a journey ban on Indian nationals flying to their nation within the wake of worsening Covid-19 state of affairs right here.
Aside from the freestyle wrestlers, Greco Roman specialist Deepanshu (97kg) and males’s freestyle coach Jagminder Singh had been a part of the contingent.
The workforce was scheduled to journey from Delhi to Amsterdam, from the place they might have taken their connecting flight to Sofia. However after the imposition of ban on Indian travellers, KLM Airways cancelled their tickets and knowledgeable the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) about the identical.
A separate 17-member wrestling contingent will journey from Delhi to Sofia on Wednesday morning on an Air France flight through Mumbai and Paris.
It’s realized WFI has been making preparations to accommodate the opposite group on an Air France flight for April 30 or Might 1, taking the identical Mumbai-Paris route.
Earlier than the journey ban kicked in, Olympic-bound Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and her private coach Woller Akos had left for Sofia to take part in coaching classes on the sidelines of the qualifiers.

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