Sushil Kumar moves Delhi HC, seeks trial with Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics berth

first_imgTwo-time Olympic medalist and ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a trial with Narsingh Yadav for a berth in the Rio Olympics 2016.SUSHIL LEFT OUT Sushil has been omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India’s Rio preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday, as only the quota place earning wrestlers have been included in the list. (Sushil Kumar not part of Wrestling Federation of India’s Rio preparatory camp)According to rules, Narsingh has been included in the men’s 74kg freestyle division for the camp as he had acquired the berth at the World Championship last year, while Sushil’s name does not figure.However, a WFI official told PTI that Sushil was welcome if he wanted to be part of the training camp.Also, the WFI had announced that it would hold a meeting on Tuesday to decide whether or not to hold trials between the two wrestlers.Notably, Sushil had also taken the issue to the doorsteps Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office. (Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav debate)NARSINGH MORE DESERVING? Narsingh had secured the Olympic quota place for India last year at the World Championship in Las Vegas after winning a bronze in 74kg category.Since then Narsingh has been staking his claim for the berth, while Sushil, who missed the event owing to a shoulder injury, has asked for a trial to determine who ultimately represents India at the Rio Games.last_img

first_imgTwo-time Olympic medalist and ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a trial with Narsingh Yadav for a berth in the Rio Olympics 2016.SUSHIL LEFT OUT Sushil has been omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India’s Rio preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday, as only the quota place earning wrestlers have been included in the list. (Sushil Kumar not part of Wrestling Federation of India’s Rio preparatory camp)According to rules, Narsingh has been included in the men’s 74kg freestyle division for the camp as he had acquired the berth at the World Championship last year, while Sushil’s name does not figure.However, a WFI official told PTI that Sushil was welcome if he wanted to be part of the training camp.Also, the WFI had announced that it would hold a meeting on Tuesday to decide whether or not to hold trials between the two wrestlers.Notably, Sushil had also taken the issue to the doorsteps Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office. (Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav debate)NARSINGH MORE DESERVING? Narsingh had secured the Olympic quota place for India last year at the World Championship in Las Vegas after winning a bronze in 74kg category.Since then Narsingh has been staking his claim for the berth, while Sushil, who missed the event owing to a shoulder injury, has asked for a trial to determine who ultimately represents India at the Rio Games.last_img

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