Fit Sushil Kumar set for comeback, Yogeshwar Dutt to skip Wrestling Nationals

Nov 13, 2017, 10:00 IST | PTI

Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is all set to make a comeback to the mat after three long years, but Yogeshwar Dutt will continue his absence from competitive fold when the National Wrestling Championship starts in Indore from November 15. Sushil, who was having a training stint in Tbilisi, Georgia, rushed back to the country to take part in the selection trial. "I am currently in my best shape mentally and physically and have started enjoying wrestling on competitive level," Sushil said.

Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt

Meanwhile, London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar confirmed that he would not be competing in the nationals. "No, I will not be competing at the Nationals," Yogeshwar said. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) confirmed that other big names like Sakshi Malik, the Phogat sisters - Geeta and Vinesh - are expected to vie for top honours. But Babita Kumari would take part.

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