Olympic-bound wrestler Deepak Punia pulls out of Poland Open due to hand injury

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Olympic-bound Indian wrestler Deepak Punia connected Tuesday pulled retired of the Poland Open present to debar aggravating his left-hand wounded that helium carried into the past Ranking Series lawsuit earlier the Tokyo Games.

Wrestler Deepak Punia

Wrestler Deepak Punia (Courtesy: UWW)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deepak Punia foreited his quarterfinal bout against American Zahid Valencia
  • With Punia pulling out, lone 3 Indians are present near successful the competition
  • Bajrang Punia had besides decided to miss the event, preferring to bid successful Russia instead

Tokyo-bound Indian wrestler Deepak Punia pulled retired of the Poland Open connected Tuesday owed to a manus injury. Punia was to instrumentality the mat successful Poland for the 86kg lawsuit but forfeited his quarterfinal against American Zahid Valencia.

It has been learnt that the 2019 World championships silver-winner had suffered the wounded two-three days earlier leaving for Warsaw during practice.

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed the wounded sustained by Deepak.

"Yes, we person fixed him a choice. We bash not privation to enactment unit connected wrestlers, the Olympics are near, truthful nary constituent successful taking risks," said WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar.

Punia volition stay with the squad till July 5 for the grooming campy that has been organised by the Polish Federation.

With Punia pulling out, lone 3 Indians are present near successful the competition.

Ravi Dahiya, who qualified for the Games successful 57kg, volition vie successful the 61kg class successful this event.

Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Anshu Malik (57kg) volition vie connected Friday successful the women's event.

Bajrang Punia had besides decided to miss the event, preferring to bid successful Russia instead. Seema Bisla (50kg) and Sonam Malik (62kg) did not question to Warsaw arsenic they are besides nursing their respective injuries. Sumit Malik (125kg) has been suspended by the satellite assemblage for failing a dope trial successful Sofia, wherever had made the chopped for the Tokyo Games.

The WFI is besides trying to negociate with Turkey, Romania and Russia to organise grooming camps for India's Olympic-bound wrestlers.

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