Olympic-bound Anshu Malik withdraws from Poland Open, being examined for COVID-19


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Olympic-bound younger Indian wrestler Anshu Malik on Friday withdrew from the Poland Open after catching fever and will probably be in isolation as a precautionary measure until she will get her COVID-19 take a look at report.

It has been learnt that when reigning Asian champion Anshu reported for weigh-in for the 57kg class on Friday morning, she had fever and was recommended that she withdraws from the competitors.

“Anshu didn’t wish to miss the competitors however as a precautionary measure she has been remoted and has given a pattern to substantiate if she is contaminated with coronavirus or not,” a supply within the Indian camp informed PTI.

“It doesn’t appear like COVID-19 since she has been in good condition since touchdown in Warsaw. However such are the occasions you could’t threat, so she is being examined,” the supply added.

Anshu’s dad and mom had contracted 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 dwelling solely after they recovered.

Anshu, 19, had certified for the Tokyo Video games by way of the Asian Olympic Qualifier, held in Almaty in April this 12 months. Anshu is now the second Indian to have pulled out of the final Rating Sequence occasion forward of the Tokyo Olympics.

Deepak Punia had withdrawn from the boys’s freestyle 86kg competitors because of an elbow damage. India have to date received a silver medal by way of Tokyo-bound Ravi Dahiya within the males’s 61kg free model competitors. Vinesh Phogat will compete within the 53kg class later Friday.



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