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Wrestler Sandeep Tomar qualified for Rio Olympics in 57-kg freestyle category

Sandeep became the fourth Indian wrestler after Sandeep Tomar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Narsingh Yada, Hardeep Singh to book a berth for the Rio Games.

Apr 25, 2016 13:13 IST
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Wrestler Sandeep Tomar on 24 April 2016 secured an Olympic quota place for India in the men's 57kg freestyle category with a bronze medal finish on the final day of the 1st World Olympic qualifying tournament at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

He secured his berth for Rio Olympics by winning the playoff bout after having clinched the bronze medal. Only the top three finishers in each weight category are eligible for an Olympic berth in this tournament.

With this, the 25-year-old Sandeep became the fourth Indian wrestler after Yogeshwar Dutt (men's 65kg freestyle), Narsingh Yadav (men's 74kg freestyle), and Hardeep Singh (Greco-Roman 98kg) to book a berth for the Rio Games.

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