National fencing squad’s hopes of incomes an Olympic Games quota place ended on the quarterfinal stage of the Asian Olympic qualifier event held in Tashkent.
“Since it was one final probability to make the reduce for the Olympics, the gamers wilted below strain. Instead of staying calm and enjoying their pure sport the fencers grew to become a bit error susceptible that spoiled their probabilities,” a nationwide stage coach instructed IANS.
The two-day event, held final weekend, supplied six quota locations, together with three within the girls’s class for the Tokyo Olympics.
According to the coach, two fencers — Sunil Kumar and Radhia Avati — entered the quarterfinals of their respective occasions whereas different three bowed out within the first spherical.
“Sunil gave account of himself within the epee occasion. He was main in his quarterfinal match, however misplaced three important factors within the closing levels of the event to bow out,” he stated.
Radhia too reached the quarterfinal stage within the girls’s foil occasion. “We have been anticipating Karan Singh to attain the semis of males’s sabre occasion. But he too went out early within the Asian event,” stated the nationwide group coach.
The Asian Olympic qualifiers was the final probability for Indians to make the reduce for the Olympics scheduled to begin on July 23.
Last month, India’s Bhavani Devi had gained the Olympics quota place within the sabre occasion in Italy. She is the one Indian fencer to have gained a ticket for the Olympics.
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