Young Indian wrestler Anshu Malik, who is gearing up for the Olympics, withdrew from the Poland Open wrestling event on Friday due to fever and will remain in self-isolation until his COVID-19 test reports come in.
Warsaw. Young Indian wrestler Anshu Malik, who is gearing up for the Olympics, withdrew from the Poland Open wrestling event on Friday due to fever and will remain in self-isolation until his COVID-19 test reports come in. It is learned that Anshu had come on Friday morning to get weight in 57 kg category. He had a fever and was therefore advised to withdraw from the competition. Sources in the Indian contingent told PTI, Anshu did not want to withdraw from the competition but was isolated as a precaution. To find out whether they have corona virus or not, their sample has been taken.
“It doesn’t seem to be a case of COVID-19 as she was in good condition till she reached Warsaw but this is the time you can’t take the risk and that’s why she was tested,” he said. Anshu’s parents had contracted the virus last month. Anshu and his younger brother stayed in a hotel in Rohtak till his recovery. Nineteen-year-old Anshu had made it to the Tokyo Games in April this year by qualifying for the Asian Olympics in Almaty.
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Anshu is the second Indian player to withdraw from the last ranking series before the Tokyo Olympics. Prior to him, Deepak Poonia withdrew from the men’s freestyle 86kg competition due to an elbow injury.
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