Wrestler Seema Bisla became the 8th Indian wrestler to secure Tokyo Olympics berth after winning against Poland’s Anna Lukasiak at the World Olympic Wrestling Qualifiers in the 50kg semifinal in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Friday.
She earned a 2-1 win over Lukasiak to qualify for the Olympics. She earlier defeated Anastasiya Yanotava of Belarus 8-0 and former Youth Olympics champion Emma Jonna Malmgren of Sweden 10-2 to reach the last four.
Sumit Malik also made the cut for the Olympics in the men’s 125kg category on Thursday.
Wrestlers who had qualified- Women
Seema Bisla (50kg),
Vinesh Phogat (53kg),
Anshu Malik (57kg)
Sonam Malik (62kg),
Wrestlers who had qualified-Men
Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg),
Bajrang Punia (65kg)
Deepak Punia (86kg)
Sumit Malik (125kg).
So far, 67 Indians have qualified for the upcoming Olympics.