Wrestling: Asian Olympic Qualifiers are cancelled due to Corona threat

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Already there are many events are either cancelled or shifted due to corona threat. Asian Olympic qualifiers were moved from China to Kyrgyzstan. But today Olympic qualifier wrestling tournament was cancelled in Bishkek too because of the coronavirus situation in the world, the State Youth, Physical Culture and Sports said. The decision was taken at the operative session, the statement said. The tournament was set for Bishkek on March 27-29.

Indian team was also announced today but current situation doesn’t look promising. The Wrestling Federation of India will facilitate overseas training stints for wrestlers picked for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, next month.

The freestyle, Greco-Roman and Women grapplers will train in Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine respectively

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