New Delhi: India`s double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar today said the sports administrators in the country did not take his claims seriously that he was offered to lose the 2010 World Championship final in Moscow in return for huge money.
"I had told even in 2010 about this incident but nobody responded. I`m not in FILA (world body for wrestling) or any other federation, so can`t say if the Russian`s medal should be taken away," Sushil told `NDTV`.
Sushil was referring to his 66 kg freestyle bout against Russian Alan Gogayev in the World Championships, which he had won 3-1.
The London Games silver-medallist had claimed that he was offered around Rs 3 crore to lose the title clash.
"I was approached through a coach to `throw` the final bout. I was offered about 3 crores...Wrestling is huge in Russia, and they didn`t expect an Indian to enter the final," he said.
The 30-year-old said wrestling should get rid of corrupt officials.