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Sushil to fight Narsingh for slot in World Championship squad

New Delhi: Amidst the dilemma of double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav fighting each other for a place in the World Championships, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has decided to hold selection trials of the senior grapplers on July 6-7.

Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar

The World Championships, which is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from September 7-12, will also be the first qualification tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Sushil, who had bagged a bronze and a silver in 66kg Men’s Freestyle category in successive Olympic Games in 2008 Beijing and 2012 London, was forced to move up 74kg division after the world body FILA re-jigged the weight divisions.

Sushil has not competed in any tournament for almost a year now, and in his place, Narsingh has been regularly representing India in 74kg Freestyle category.

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