Sushil Kumar to compete in Nationals

The wrestler will return to action after his last notable competitive exposure in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Sushil Kumar has admitted to have “again started enjoying wrestling at competitive events.”   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has confirmed his participation in the National Wrestling Championship scheduled to take place in Indore from November 15 to 18.

A trial was scheduled between Sushil and National junior champion Dinesh to ascertain who would represent one of the two Railways teams in 74 kg freestyle category. However, Dinesh gave walkover, which allowed Sushil to get selected for the Nationals.

VIDEO: Sushil Kumar confirms his return

Asian championship bronze medallist Parveen Rana will represent the other Railways team in the same weight class.

“Mentally and physically I am in good shape and have again started enjoying wrestling at competitive events. Fans will see a re-energised Sushil Kumar in the Nationals and later in the Pro Wrestling League,” said Sushil, who will return to action after his last notable competitive exposure in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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