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Tokyo Olympic-Bound Indian Wrestler Anshu Malik Withdraws from Poland Open After Getting COVID Symptoms

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Olympic-bound younger Indian wrestler Anshu Malik on Friday has withdrawn from the Poland Open after catching fever and will likely be in isolation as a precautionary measure until she will get her COVID-19 check report. It has been learnt that when reigning Asian champion Anshu reported for weigh-in for the 57kg class on Friday morning, she had a fever, and was urged that she withdraws from the competitors. Her mother and father had contracted the virus final month and until the time they recovered, she and her youthful brother had stayed in a resort in Rohtak. She had come again house solely after they recovered.

“Anshu did not want to miss the competition but as a precautionary measure she has been isolated and has given a sample to confirm if she is infected with coronavirus or not,” a supply within the Indian camp informed PTI.

“It does not look like COVID-19 since she has been in good shape since landing in Warsaw. But such are the times that you can’t risk, so she is being tested,” the supply added.

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Anshu, 19, had certified for the Tokyo Games by the Asian Olympic Qualifier, held in Almaty in April this yr. Anshu is now the second Indian to have pulled out of the final Ranking Series occasion forward of the Tokyo Olympics.

Deepak Punia had withdrawn from the boys’s freestyle 86kg competitors as a result of an elbow damage. India has up to now gained a silver medal by Tokyo-bound Ravi Dahiya within the males’s 61kg freestyle competitors. Vinesh Phogat will compete within the 53kg class later Friday.

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