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Who is Seema Bisla? 10 things you should know about her

Seema Bisla became the eighth Indian wrestler and the fourth Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics yesterday.

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Seema Bisla (Source: United World Wrestling)

By

Abhijit Nair

Updated: 2021-07-21T15:56:12+05:30

Seema Bisla became the eighth Indian wrestler and the fourth Indian woman wrestler to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics yesterday.

Seema was at her absolute best yesterday as she registered three consecutive wins at the World Wrestling Olympic qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria to reach the final of Women's 50kg and qualify for the Olympics.

Seema crushed Anastasiya Yanotava of Belarus 8-0 in her pre-quarterfinal match to start off her campaign at Sofia. Up against Emma Malmgren of Sweden in the quarterfinal the Indian displayed some top-notch wrestling to win the bout 10-2, and set up a semi-final clash the Polish Anna Lukasiak.

In what was the most important match of the tournament, Seema came up trumps 2-1 against the Polish Lukasiak to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Where does Seema Bisla hail from?

Bisla hails from the Rothak district in Haryana.

How old is Seema Bisla?

Seema Bisla is 29 years old.

What is Seema Bisla's family background?

Seema Bisla comes from a family of wrestlers. Both her, father and uncle, were wrestlers and played the sport at a decent level.

Does Seema Bisla have siblings?

Yes, Seema Bisla is the youngest of four sisters in the family.

When did Seema Bisla start wrestling?

Seema Bisla started wrestling pretty early in her life with the encouragement of her father.

Where does Seema Bisla train?

Seema Bisla trains at a training centre at Jharsa, Gurgaon.

In which weight divisions has Seema Bisla competed in?

Seema Bisla has competed in almost every weight category there is. She started off in the 67kg division and now competes in the 50kg.

When did Seema Bisla win her first senior national title?

Seema Bisla won her first senior national title in the 53kg category in the year 2017.

Where did Seema Bisla win her first international medal?

Seema Bisla's first international medal – a bronze came at the Asian Wrestling Championship.

Has Seema Bisla competed at the Olympics?

No, Seema Bisla has not competed in a single edition of the Olympics until now. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Games will her first ever appearance at the prestigious event.

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