The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) is willing to request the United World Wrestling (UWW) to expedite the hearing of 125kg freestyle wrestler Sumit Malik’s doping case.

Even though Malik’s chances of competing in the Tokyo Olympics looks slim after he tested positive for banned substance methylhexaneamine (MHA) and was provisionally suspended for six months by the UWW, the WFI is waiting for the wrestler to complete the formalities related to his ‘B’ sample test by June 10.

Considering the current travel and visa restrictions due to the pandemic, Malik – who tested positive in competition at the World Olympics qualifier in Sofia where he bagged a quota place last month – is likely to give his consent for ‘B’ sample test without travelling abroad.

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