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Wrestling Federation of India going back on its word: Sushil Kumar

New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar said that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has gone back on its words to conduct a trial in men’s 74kg freestyle category before the Rio Games to decide who between him and Narsingh Yadav was better.

Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar

“When the trials took place in July 2015 before the World Championships and I could not take part due to an injury, WFI had said, at that time, that even if Narsingh Yadav books a quota in 74kg, there would be a trial before the Olympics as there is Sushil Kumar also in this category.”

The 32-year-old wrestler reiterated he just wants WFI hold a trial only. “I am not even saying that you send me because of my previous records at the Olympics, all I am asking is to conduct a trial. I just want them to check my performance.

“If you don’t even check how am I performing right now, then how would you know who between me and Narsingh is better.”

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