Will do everything to win medal in London: Sushil

New Delhi: Star Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar today said he is determined to win his second Olympic medal at the London event and will leave no stone unturned to bring the laurel to the country.

Sushil won a gold medal the Olympic qualifying event in China recently to book his berth in the London event.

Sushil had created history by becoming only the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal when he captured a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games.

"Once again, for the fans and the country, I will give it all to win an Olympic medal," Sushil told PTI-Bhasha.

Sushil also dismissed concerns about his eye injury, which he sustained while competing in China.

"There is nothing to worry. After some rest, it will be all right," he said.

Asked about his preparations, Sushil said," My coach is taking care of it. I am watching the videos of all the wrestlers against whom I will compete in London to make my strategy."

"From my side, I will leave no stone unturned. I will work hard, I know the fans` wishes and love are with me."

Asked if he was under pressure to qualify for Olympics when he went to China for the qualifying tournament, Sushil said,"I was not worried at all. My preparation was full. There was no pressure."

Out of the 15-member Indian squad for the China event, only Sushil could make the cut.

Sushil is only the fourth Indian wrestler to qualify for London Games and will be compete in the quadrennial extravaganza for the third successive time.

Amit Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt are the other two m,ale wrestlers to book a ticket to London while Geeta is lone woman wrestler to do so, thus far.

Indian wrestlers will have one last chance to qualify when they compete in Helsinki from May 4.

PTI

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