No Relief For Sushil Kumar, WFI Passes Buck Back to Delhi HC

Sushil’s road to Rio still firmly blocked by Narsingh Yadav.

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Sushil Kumar with his silver medal from the London Olympics. (Photo: Reuters)

The Sushil Kumar Saga now moves into yet another week after the two-time Olympic medallists’ meeting with the Wrestling Federation of India bosses failed to produce any concrete outcome on Wednesday.

Sushil was accompanied by his coach and father-in-law Mahabali Satpal for the meeting in New Delhi at the offices of the WFI. An hour and a half with the executives and the wrestler walked out to inform the media that his path to the Rio Olympics is still firmly blocked by the Narsingh Yadav who has bagged the qualifying spot in the 74 kg category for India.

The WFI President Brij Bushan Singh though clarified matters a bit further, stating that while they had heard Sushil’s side of the argument, they will be passing their observations on to the High Court for the next hearing on May 27.

This matter is sub-judice. The High Court had told us to meet with Sushil so we can hear his side of the argument. Now that we have, we will share our observations with the Court who will decide the final outcome. 
Brij Bushan Singh, WFI President

Sushil will however not be allowed into the training camp for the wrestlers headed to Rio in the meantime.

Sushil said he wanted a trial and we agreed that he is a great wrestler who’s brought laurels to the country but we cant deny that Narsingh, who bagged the berth in Rio, has also been performing well. It will be unfair to him if we give Sushil the berth. There is no question of us being ‘convinced’.
Brij Bushan Singh, WFI President

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