The spat between Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) turned ugly on June 2 when the latter told the Delhi High Court that they had already named wrestler Narsingh Yadav as India’s representative in 74kg freestyle category for Rio Olympics 2016.
Wrestler Narshigh Yadav. The Quint
Wrestler Sushil Kumar. The Education Post
Kumar, who is a two-time Olympic medal winner, was seeking direction from Delhi High Court so as to get WFI to hold trials in the 74kg category, which could enable him to secure a berth in the Indian wrestling squad for Rio.
The WFI counsel further added that WFI “loved” both Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav, but they can’t do injustice to the latter by sending Sushil.
File photo of Narsingh Yadav and Sushil Kumar training together. Indian Express
They added that Narsingh’s name was sent for Rio Olympic on May 3 along with all the athletes’ name which should have ended all speculations.
After hearing both the sides Justice Manmohan then went on to reserve his order for June 6 and the final decision would now be given on Monday.