Rio Olympics: Delhi High Court to hear Sushil Kumar's plea for fresh trials today

Sushil has been insisting over the fact that since it's about representing India at the biggest sporting extravaganza, India should send its best wrestler.

Last Updated: May 17, 2016, 08:42 AM IST
Rio Olympics: Delhi High Court to hear Sushil Kumar's plea for fresh trials today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will today hear the plea of ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar who is seeking intervention in connection with the ongoing controversy where he has asked for trials for 74kg category for upcoming Rio Olympics.

The double Olympic-medallist moved to court after his name was omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India's Rio Preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday.

Only wrestlers that have won the quota for Rio have been included for the camp.

As per rules, Narsingh Pancham Yadav has been included in the men's 74kg freestyle division for the camp as he had acquired the berth at the World Championship last year, while Sushil's name does not figure.

"The Rio preparatory camp is starting on Wednesday and all those wrestlers who have earned Olympic quota places are being included in the camp," a WFI official told PTI.

Sushil has been insisting over the fact that since it's about representing India at the biggest sporting extravaganza, India should send its best wrestler.

Narsingh on the other hand said that he deserves to go to Rio since his record in 74kg category is much better than Sushil.