Indian Sports Live, May 11: Aman wins quota for Paris Olympics, Sujit two wins away


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Aman won the quota

Aman Sehrawat (57kg) defeated young North Korean Han Chongsong 12-2 in the semi-finals of the World Olympic Qualifiers to secure a quota for India at the Paris Olympics.

A few minutes later, Sujit (65 kg) lost 6-1 to Mongolia's Tulga Tumur-Ochir in the semi-finals. Now they will have to participate in the bronze medal match, win it and then take part in the Olympic playoff match. Therefore, he needs two more wins to take the quota.

What is worth noting here is that the Indian Wrestling Federation has not confirmed whether the quota winners will represent India in the Olympics or whether selection trials will be conducted. This is particularly relevant in these two categories, as Ravi Dahiya won Olympic silver in 57kg and Bajrang Punia won Olympic bronze in 65kg in Tokyo.


Update from wrestling Olympic qualifiers – Aman, Sujit close to quota

No Indian male wrestler has yet qualified for the Paris Games, but Aman Sehrawat (57kg) and Sujit Kalkal (65kg) could change that tonight as they move closer to securing quota places by reaching the semi-finals at the World Qualifiers. have arrived.

A strong performance was expected from U23 World Champion and Senior Asian Championship title winner Aman and the 20-year-old did not disappoint.

He scored comfortably on points in both his matches, winning 10–4 against Georgy Valentinov Vangelov before defeating Ukraine's Andriy Yatsenko. Locked in an arm-lock several times, Aman found ways to attack his opponent's right leg and convert them into take down moves. He won on the basis of technical superiority without losing a single point against the Ukrainian.

Now he will face North Korea's Chongsong Han.

Sujeet, who competes in the Bajrang Punia weight category, put in a fighting performance to register a 3-2 win against Uzbekistan's Umidzon Jalolov and followed it up with a technical superiority over Korea's Junsik Yun.

Sujit faces a tough test in his category as he will take to the mat against reigning Asian Games champion and Asian Championship silver medalist Mongolia's formidable Tulga Tumur-Ochir, who will face Bajrang in a tough clash for the World Championship bronze medal in 2019. Were defeated.

In the 74kg weight category, Jaideep Ahlawat came from 1-3 down with a brilliant four-pointer double-leg attack to win 5-3 against Moldova's Vasile Diacon and enter the pre-quarterfinals.

He also won his next bout against Austria's Simon Marchal by technical superiority, but lost 0–3 to Slovakia's Timurz Salkazanov in the quarterfinals. Although he remains in controversy. If the Slovakian player reaches the final, Jaideep will get a chance through the repechage route.


Bhakar, Bhanwala remain on top in Olympic selection trials

Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala continued to top the Olympic Selection Trials (OST) for rifle/pistol after the qualification rounds of their respective events.

Shooting at the MPState Shooting Academy range, Anish topped the men's 25m rapid-fire pistol event with a score of 587, while Manu finished third in the women's 25m pistol shooting with 585 points and each Retained the top rank among five shooters in the competition.

The final is scheduled for Sunday where the five qualifying shooters have important podium points to win.

In women's pistol, Rhythm Sangwan bounced back with a top score of 586 after two mediocre performances by her standards in Delhi, while Simranpreet Kaur Brar pipped Manu in the inner 10 with 585 to take second place. Isha Singh (579) stood fourth. While Abhigyan Ashok Patil (575) remained at fifth position.

This means that no matter what happens in the final, Manu will go into the fourth trials with a lead of at least four points over her nearest rival.

Currently there is a tough competition between Isha, Rhythm and Simranpreet for the second place.

Bhanwala is also assured of a two-point cushion over his nearest rival in the men's RFP.

Vijayveer Sidhu and Bhavesh Shekhawat are in a tough fight for the second position, with the former currently in the lead, while Adarsh ​​and Ankur seem to be out of it.


Indian football team camp has started in Bhubaneswar.

The Indian men's football team camp began in Bhubaneswar on Friday evening after the arrival of 19 players and coaching staff. The other 13 players will join on May 15.

Nine players from the original list of 41 will not attend the camp due to their respective injuries or personal reasons. Players who did not attend the camp due to injuries or personal reasons include Roshan Singh Naorem, Mohammad Yasir, Vibin Mohanan, Rahul KP, Isaac Wanlalruatfela, Akash Mishra, Lalengmawia Ralte, Deepak Tangri, Lalrinzuala.


Big defeat in wrestling Olympic qualifier

Deepak Punia (86kg) lost in the first round of the qualifiers in Istanbul. Facing China's Zhushen Lin, Deepak – a semi-finalist in Tokyo – lost the close encounter 4-6. His namesake Deepak (97 kg) also lost in the first round on Saturday. Sumit (125 kg) also lost in the first round, who was upset by Jamaica's Aaron Johnson.

Aman Sehrawat (57kg) has not started his qualifying yet and will face Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov in the first round. 57kg is the category in which Ravi Dahiya won the Olympic silver medal in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Jaideep (74kg) remains in the race after a good win over Romania's Vasile Diacon in the first round. Sujit (65kg) did the same after a tight 3-2 win over Umidjon Jalolov – 65kg is of course the category in which Bajrang Punia won Olympic bronze in Tokyo.


Neeraj Chopra says

After the season opener last night, Neeraj Chopra is happy with his performance, although he said he will try to win the next Diamond League event.

“The most important competition for me this year is the Paris Olympics, but the Diamond League meetings are also important. This was the opener for me this season, I finished second with a slight margin of two centimeters but next time I want to go farther. Will try and try to win,” Chopra said.

The next Diamond League meeting involving men's javelin will take place in Paris on July 7. Chopra also thanked the Indian expatriate in Qatar for supporting him.

“The support I get from the Indian people in Qatar is always amazing, I don't have enough words to thank them for their support.

“Maybe in a few years Indians will go far! I feel really proud that I am an Indian.”


An important day for Indian male freestyle wrestlers

It is a now or never situation for the Indian men's freestyle contingent, who have so far failed to secure a single quota for the Paris Olympics, unlike the women wrestlers – who have earned a record 5/6 quotas. The likes of Deepak Punia and Aman Sehrawat will be in action today as they have their last chance to make it to the World Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers in Paris.

Here is Shyam Vasudevan with a preview of his possibilities.


Ramit Tandon beats Faraz, enters second round of World Squash

Ramit Tandon made a great start to his campaign at the World Squash Championships with an easy win over USA's Faraz Khan in Cairo. World number 36 Tandon, who received direct entry into the tournament, emerged an 11-1, 11-3, 11-3 winner in the first round, defeating world number 57 Khan in just 13 minutes.

Tandon, the only Indian in the World Squash Championships, will face seventh-seeded Mohammed Al Shorbagy of England, a 10-time medalist at the World Championships, in the second round on Sunday.


What's going on today?

  • chess: D Gukesh, fresh from his FIDE Candidates victory, is in action with R Praggnanandha and Arjun Erigaysi at the Superbet Rapid and Blitz chess tournament in Warsaw.

  • Wrestling: The World Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers continue in Istanbul, with men's freestyle wrestlers like Deepak Punia and Aman Sehrawat having their last chance to qualify for the Olympics.


what happened yesterday?

  • Nisha Dahiya secures India's fifth wrestling quota for Paris Olympics

  • Neeraj Chopra finished second by a slight margin in the opening Diamond League of the season.

  • Delhi court frames sexual harassment charges against former Indian Wrestling Federation chief

  • Mumbai City FC head coach Petr Kratky's contract extended

  • Chess: Gukesh regains form, Prague (Jot) moves to 3rd, Carlsen takes lead

You can read details of yesterday's events Here,


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