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Tokyo 2020, wrestling: India sack Deepak Punia’s coach…

The Wrestling Federation of India on Friday ended the administrations of Deepak Punia’s Russian mentor Murad Gaidarov after he had attacked an official during the Tokyo Olympics. The occurrence additionally prompted his ejection from the Games.

Punia lost his 86kg bronze play-off to San Marino’s Myles Nazim Amine on Thursday, after which Gaidarov went to the room of the arbitrator, who had directed in the session, and attacked him.

“Indian wrestling crew’s unfamiliar partner mentor Mr Murad Gaidarov who was engaged with an uncalled occurrence of attack on one of the match arbitrators, is being removed from the Tokyo Olympic Village quickly and is being gotten back to India on the most recent flight,” Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta expressed.

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The United World Wrestling, the world administering body of the game brought the WFI for a disciplinary hearing, where the public alliance confronted a humiliating circumstance as a restriction on them was being thought of.

“We disclosed to them that the Indian mentors are respectful and in spite of the fact that Gaidarov trains the Indian grappler, his activities ought not influence the WFI. We guaranteed them that Gaidarov will be ended right away. We scarcely endure a boycott,” WFI collaborator secretary Vinod Tomar told PTI.

“Gaidarov is being sent back to India with the goal that he can gather every one of his things. Then, at that point he will leave for his country,” Tomar added.

The Russian has been directing Punia since last year after the WFI doled out him to prepare the 2018 junior title holder.

Gaidarov, 42, had won a silver decoration at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, addressing Belarus.

He was excluded from the 2004 Olympic Games when he attacked his rival outside the field in the wake of losing his quarterfinal session.


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