Narsingh Yadav bags bronze during Wrestling Worlds; secures Rio 2016 share place

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Las Vegas: Narsingh Pancham Yadav cumulative an Olympic share place for India after bagging a bronze award in a Men’s 74kg Freestyle category, giving a nation a reason to hearten during a World Wrestling Championship.

With his third-place finish, Narsingh became a sole Indian to win a award during a prestigious contest as good as book a berth for a 2016 Rio Games.

Top 6 in any difficulty qualifies for a Olympics.

This is a initial time that an Indian wrestler has warranted an Olympic berth with a award during a World Championship.

Narsingh Yadav has been in good form recently. AFPNarsingh Yadav has been in good form recently. AFP

Narsingh Yadav. File photo. AFP

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s deficiency from a pad for over an year now has done Narsingh a unchanging in a 74kg division.

It will now be engaging to see who between a maestro Sushil or 26-year-old Narsingh eventually house a moody to Rio subsequent year to paint India in this category.

As per rules, an Olympic berth is for a nation endangered and not a wrestler who competence have clinched it.

Other than Narsingh, India had a gloomy uncover altogether in a championship, that resolved on Sunday (IST), as no one else could make it to a podium.

Besides Narsingh, other Indians in a ravel currently — Amit Kumar (57kg), Arun Kumar (70kg) and Sumit (125kg) — could not swell over a quarterfinal round.

Narsingh came adult with some winning performances, defeating Hanoc Rachamin of Israel 14-2 before removing a improved of Soner Demirtas of Turkey 4-3 and Cuba’s Livan Lopez Azcuy 16-5 to allege to a semifinal.

But in his semifinal bout, Narsingh went down to Unurbat Purevjav of Mongolia.

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However, in his bronze award play-off, he got his act together to conflict Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France 12-8 to make it to a podium.

Arun, meanwhile, did good to kick Tat Du Can of Vietnam 7-0 and Semen Radulov of Ukraine 5-4 to allege to a quarterfinal round. But he mislaid to internal wrestler James Malcolm Green 0-10 in a last-eight stage.

Amit also started off good as he degraded Sezar Akgul of Turkey 6-4 though unsuccessful to means in his pre-quarterfinal hitch as he went down to Viktor Lebedev of Russia 1-2 to crawl out of a tournament.

Sumit was beaten by Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan 0-3 in a Round of 1/16.

PTI

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