Sushil moves court against WFI

Wrestler Sushil Kumar has petitioned the Delhi High Court seeking a trial to select India’s representative for the 74kg men’s freestyle wrestling event at the Rio Olympics. The case has been listed for hearing tomorrow morning at 10.30 am.

Sushil Kumar has been seeking a trial to select India's representative for the 74kg men's freestyle wrestling event.   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

Wrestler Sushil Kumar has petitioned the Delhi High Court against the Wrestling Federation of India, Sports Ministry and other associated parties with a plea to direct the WFI to conduct a selection trial to decide India's representation in the men’s 74kg freestyle category at the Rio Games.

The petition has now been listed for hearing for Tuesday before the bench of Justice Manmohan.

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The two-time Olympic medallist decided to take the legal course after he was omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India's Rio Preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday. Only the wrestlers who earned quota places had been included in the list. >‘Upto the WFI to decide about trials: SAI DG

Narsingh has been staking his claim to represent India at the Olympics since last year when he had secured a quota place at the World Championship in Las Vegas after winning a bronze in 74kg. Sushil had missed the event due to a shoulder injury.

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The wrestler had earlier appealed to the Prime Minister, IOA, Sports Ministry, Wrestling Federation of India and the fans to give him a chance to undergo a trial for the Rio Games.

Besides sending a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting for a meeting with him, and urging the Sports Ministry, IOA and WFI, Sushil also uploaded a video message with a hash tag ‘Justice4Sushil’, where he appealed to the fans on his Facebook and Twitter page to support him.

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