Olympic wrestling star Sushil Kumar may miss Rio games

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Vi­nayak Pad­madeo vi­nayak.pad­madeo@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: Sushil Kumar’s name is miss­ing from the list of prob­a­bles for­warded to the In­dian Olympic As­so­ci­a­tion for the Rio Games in Au­gust — the clear­est in­di­ca­tion yet that the dou­ble Olympic medal­list may miss the bus this year. “Sushil’s name is not in the prob­a­bles’ list we have re­ceived from the WFI (Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia),” an IOA source told HT.

This comes amid spec­u­la­tion over the 32-year-old’s par­tic­i­pa­tion that has been fu­elled by com­pa­triot Nars­ingh Pan­cham Yadav bag­ging an In­dia quota in the same weight cat­e­gory (74kg) and a rag­ing debate over whether tri­als should be held in this cat­e­gory.

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Sushil Kumar’s name is not in the prob­a­bles’ list, an IOA source told the Hindustan Times.

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