Injured Sushil Kumar pulls out of wrestling trials

Sushil Kumar, one of India’s most decorated wrestlers, has pulled out of the selection trials citing an injury on his hand.

Sushil Kumar has confirmed that he will not be able to participate in the trials due to a minor injury.   -  PTI

One of India’s most decorated wrestlers Sushil Kumar has pulled out of the selection trials citing an injury on his hand. “I am not participating in trials as I am sustaining a minor fracture on my hand. I enjoy sports and only take part in any competition when I’m fully fit,” Sushil said.

Two-time Olympic medalist wrestler also submitted his medical certificate to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) stating his unavailability for the trials.

“I have sent a medical certificate to the federation and they will look at it and discuss that in the coming days. I will abide by the decision of the federation,” Sushil said.

The WFI sources said that the committee will sit on Thursday to look into the matter of Sushil and will make a decision on him.

“Committee will sit today and take a call on Sushil Kumar,” WFI source said.

The wrestling trials for selecting the Indian Senior Free Style and Greco Roman Style wrestling teams will commence from Friday at KD Jadhav Wrestling Indoor Stadium.

The winners of the trials will make in the Indian squad for the two tournaments and the year’s first ranking series in Rome from January 25 to 28.

The weigh-in would be held on January 2 at SAI Northern Traning Centre, Sonepat and 2 Kg weight tolerance will be allowed in all weight categories.

The Selection Committee as formed by the president, WFI will be present during the selection trial.