Sushil Kumar's selection trial: Delhi HC notice to Sports Min, WFI

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the Sports Ministry and Wrestling Federation on wrestler Sushil Kumar's plea over selection trial for 74 kg freestyle category at Rio Games. Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar yesterday filed a plea in the High Court in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Maharashtrian wrestler Narsingh Yadav claimed the quota berth for 2016 Olympics in the World Championships, leaving behind Sushil Kumar. Sushil Kumar has demanded trials between him and Narsingh Yadav to determine who will represent India in Rio 2016. After he missed the World Championships for the quota berth for Rio Olympics citing a shoulder injury, Sushil Kumar had squabbled with the WFI over a ticket to Rio. As per rules, the quota berth is for the country and it was expected that trials would be held to choose between Narsingh and Sushil before the Games. Sushil Kumar felt very sad when his name was not included in the preparatory camp for the Rio Olympics which is to be held in Sonepat (Haryana) from tomorrow following which he decided to move the Delhi High Court seeking a trial for a ticket to Rio. Wrestling Federation of India had claimed that though Sushil Kumar's name was not included in the list of probables at the 2016 Rio Olympics, it does not mean he will not participate in the Olympics.

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