Indian judo group withdraws from Olympic qualifiers after one member checks COVID-19 optimistic


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 A 16-member Indian judo group has been compelled to withdraw from the continued Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after a participant examined optimistic for coronavirus simply earlier than the beginning of the match.

The judoka’s examined optimistic after touchdown in Kyrgyzstan.

“Sure, one participant of the group examined optimistic upon touchdown in Bishkek only a earlier than the official weighing on April 5, forcing the complete squad to withdraw as per the rules of Worldwide Judo Federation,” a supply within the Judo Federation of India (JFI) informed PTI.

“The group comprised 12 judokas and 4 coaches.”

The Asia-Oceania Championships in Bishkek began on Tuesday and can finish on Saturday.

Outstanding judokas within the group included Shushila Devi (ladies’s 48kg), Jasleen Singh Saini (males’s 66kg), Tulika Mann (ladies’s 78kg) and Avtar Singh (males’s 100kg). All of the 4 are within the race for one continental quota place.

“The complete contingent is in isolation for 14 days in Bishkek now,” mentioned the supply.

He blamed the JFI mismanagement for the fiasco, stating that the federation jeopardised nation’s probabilities by permitting the complete contingent to journey collectively.

“The complete squad together with four coaches travelled collectively for Bishkek which may have been averted. Because the whole group travelled collectively and one participant got here out optimistic on arrival, it put paid to the hopes of different gamers. This might have been averted.”

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