India will have no Greco Roman wrestlers at the Tokyo Olympics as none of them managed to win a Tokyo Olympics quota at the World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria on Saturday. Only the two finalists were given Tokyo Olympics quota in this competition.
Gurpreet Singh was India’s best chance but he lost his 77kg pre-quarterfinal in just 48 seconds to 2020 European champion Rafig Huseynov from Azerbaijan. Huseynov pulled off a quick four-point move to stun the Indian. Before Gurpreet could regroup, the Azerbaijani effected another four-pointer to end the bout in the first period itself.
Gurpeet, who had won a bronze medal at last month’s Asian Qualifiers, had got a walkover from Tajikistan’s Daler Rez Zade in his opening bout.
None of the other Greco Roman wrestlers could win a bout. While Sachin Rana forfeited his…