A 16-member Indian judo workforce has been compelled to withdraw from the continued Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after a participant examined constructive for coronavirus simply earlier than the beginning of the match.
The judoka’s examined constructive after touchdown in Kyrgyzstan.
“Sure, one participant of the workforce examined constructive upon touchdown in Bishkek only a earlier than the official weighing on April 5, forcing your complete squad to withdraw as per the rules of Worldwide Judo Federation,” a supply within the Judo Federation of India (JFI) advised PTI.
“The workforce comprised 12 judokas and 4 coaches.” The Asia-Oceania Championships in Bishkek began on Tuesday and can finish on Saturday.
Distinguished judokas within the workforce included Shushila Devi (ladies’s 48kg), Jasleen Singh Saini (males’s 66kg), Tulika Mann (ladies’s 78kg) and Avtar Singh (males’s 100kg). All of the 4 are within the race for one continental quota place.
“Your entire contingent is in isolation for 14 days in Bishkek now,” stated the supply.
He blamed the JFI mismanagement for the fiasco, stating that the federation jeopardised nation’s possibilities by permitting your complete contingent to journey collectively.
“Your entire squad together with four coaches travelled collectively for Bishkek which might have been prevented. Because the total workforce travelled collectively and one participant got here out constructive on arrival, it put paid to the hopes of different gamers. This might have been prevented.”