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Narsingh books an Olympic quota place at World Championship

Narsingh Pancham Yadav on Sunday secured an Olympic quota place for India after bagging a bronze medal in the Men’s 74kg Freestyle category, giving the country a reason to cheer at the World Wrestling Championship here.

With his third-place finish, Narsingh became the lone Indian to win a medal at the prestigious tournament as well as <g data-gr-id="14">book</g> a berth for the 2016 Rio Games.

Top six in each category qualifies for the Olympics. This is the first time that an Indian wrestler has earned an Olympic berth with a medal at the World Championship.

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s absence from the mat for over <g data-gr-id="16">an year</g> now has made Narsingh a regular in the 74kg division. 
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