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India’s foreign Greco-Roman coach Temo Kasarashvili sacked ahead of Tokyo Olympics | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s foreign wrestling coach, Georgian Temo Kasarashvili, was on Friday sacked by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after none of the Greco-Roman grapplers secured the Olympic qualification for the upcoming Tokyo Games. While eight Indian males’s and girls’s freestyle wrestlers have secured their berth for Tokyo, no Greco-Roman grappler has certified for the multi-sport extravaganza, scheduled in Tokyo from July 23 to August 8.
In a press release, the SAI knowledgeable: “SAI has relieved foreign wrestling coach Temo Kasarashvili of his contract after no Indian Greco-Roman grappler secured Olympic Games qualification. The decision was taken following a recommendation from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). His contract with SAI was from February 2019 till the Olympics.”
At the latest World Olympic qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria, the nation’s Greco-Roman grapplers had drawn a clean. Four of them – Anshu (67kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Sunil Kumar (87kg) and Deepanshu (97kg) – had misplaced within the opening spherical, whereas Sachin Rana (60kg) was pressured to tug out as a consequence of sickness. Naveen Kumar (130kg) could not take the mat after testing optimistic for Covid-19 ahead of his opening bout.
Temo had returned to Georgia after the nationwide lockdown was introduced in India as a consequence of rising numbers of coronavirus instances final 12 months in March. After spending 4 months in Tbilisi, he returned to India in August to hitch the nationwide camp in Sonepat.

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