Wrestler Sushil Ku­mar likely to move court for Rio berth

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

NEW DELHI: Sushil Ku­mar plans to take his Olympic ticket hunt all the way to court with the Wrestling Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia mak­ing it clear it is not in favour of his de­mand for a se­lec­tion trial.

The dou­ble Olympic medal­list will file a mo­tion in the Delhi high court in a day or two, a source told HT, say­ing, “It is one of the op­tions but we hope the mat­ter is re­solved be­fore this.”

Ku­mar — who seems al­most cer­tain to miss the Rio Games in Au­gust with his name left out of the list of prob­a­bles sent to the IOA, as re­ported by HT on Thurs­day — has been de­mand­ing tri­als in the 74kg weight cat­e­gory. Mak­ing his chances bleaker is the fact that the younger Nars­ingh Pan­cham Ya­dav has al­ready bagged a quota in this di­vi­sion with a bronze fin­ish at the 2015 Worlds in Las Ve­gas.


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