Sushil to take part in World Championship selection trials

July 24, 2019

WrestlingSushil Kumar

Ending weeks of speculation, double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar on Tuesday confirmed his participation in the selection trials for the World Championships starting in NurSultan, Kazakhstan from 14th September. The World Championship is the first Qualification event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

But, since some leading wrestlers in Sushil’s weight class (74Kg) are injured, the Wrestling Federation of India(WFI) has postponed the Trials in this particular category to August. The trials in the other five weight categories- 57Kg, 65Kg, 96Kg, 97Kg and 125Kg will take place as scheduled on Friday.

The WFI has also shifted the venue of trials from Sonipat to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Sushil’s archrival Praveen Rana is also injured, Asian Championship medalist Amit Dhankar, Jitendra Kumar, Vinod Kumar and Pradeep Kumar are the other wrestlers who are contenders in the 74Kg category.

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