New Delhi : Sushil Kumar’s fight for an Olympic berth suffered another blow on Wednesday with the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) strongly hinting that they would prefer Narsingh Yadav for the Rio Games given his “consistent performances” over the last year.
Following the Delhi High Court directive, a special WFI committee, formed on the instruction of the court, held a meeting with the two-time Olympic medallist, to sort out as to who between Sushil and Narsingh would represent India in the men’s 74kg freestyle category at the mega-event in August.
“Sushil has put forward his views before the committee and has maintained what he has been saying since the very beginning that he should get a chance to undergo a trial,” WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told reporters here.
“We have told him that ‘you have put Indian wrestling at a pedestal and we cannot ignore your contribution and we all respect you’. But on the other hand, there is another wrestler who has brought the Olympic quota and also has been giving consistent performances. So, can we be unfair to him also?,” Brij Bhushan added.