India can win medal in all categories, says Sushil

Updated: Jun 21, 2012, 15:38 PM IST

Sonepat: Indian wrestlers are capable of winning medals in not just one but in all the four men`s categories they are competing in the upcoming London Olympics, says Beijing Games bronze medallist Sushil Kumar.

"Narsingh (Pancham Yadav) is good, he has been around for some time now. He has competed against some of the best wrestlers and managed to beat them. Amit (Kumar Dahiya) is a bit younger, but then he is very talented and there is always a scope in the 55kg category, so we are hoping the best of the results for our country this time," Sushil said.

Besides Sushil, another bright medal prospect is the experienced Yogeshwar Dutt, who missed out by a whisker four years ago in Beijing.

"Last time around he missed the medal by just a whisker and to be very honest, more than me it was Yogeshwar, who was expected to pull a medal for India at Beijing," Sushil said of his friend.

The expectations may be high, especially after the 66kg free-style wrestler`s gold-winning effort in the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in China, but Sushil is not perturbed.

"If we take the pressure, then how will we perform. If we crumble under pressure, we won`t be able to stand our ground while competing. Why to think about the expectations and the past performances," Sushil said.

As far as his prospect in London is concerned, Sushil is hoping to improve on his performance in Beijing.

"My body is in right shape, the practice has been going on very well, there are no injury concerns either, so I am hopeful of a better finish this time," the grappler said.