Rio dream crashes, Delhi HC dismisses wrestler Sushil Kumar’s plea seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav

Delhi High Court dismissed two-time Olympics gold-medallist Sushil Kumar’s plea seeking trial with Narsingh Yadavin 74 kg freestyle category at Rio Olympics on Monday. According to Delhi HC, Wrestling Federation of India conducted a transparent process of selection.

“WFI conducted a transparent process of selection. Delhi HC will not interfere in the jurisdiction of the wrestling federation unless arbitrary or unreasonable behaviour is shown. Arguments that the trial was held months ago and hence not tenable are unsound and not accepted,” the court noted.

The High Court had previously refused to intervene in the Sushil-Narsingh selection battle and directed the WFI to consider Sushil’s plea to be included in the national preparatory camp starting June 18.- Indiatoday reported.

After jumping up the division, Sushil had fought in just a couple of international tournaments. In fact, what has gone against Sushil is that he had last fought in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, where he had won a gold medal. Since then he has not participated in any major event owing to injuries.

Meanwhile, Abhinav Bindra supported Kumar and tweeted that he should go to Rio Olympics and support Narsingh from the sidelines.


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