Sushil Kumar to meet WFI, challenge High Court's verdict if federation doesn't budge

Sushil Kumar to meet WFI, challenge High Court's verdict if federation doesn't budge

Going by norms in WFI guidelines, a quota belongs to the country and not to an individual wrestler, and former world champion Sushil pointed out that there should be a trial in 74kg category to decide who would go to Rio.

Sushil Kumar to approach WFI before deciding on moving Supreme Court

Sushil Kumar to approach WFI before deciding on moving Supreme Court

Sushil's mentor and father-in-law Mahabali Satpal, meanwhile, said he was upset with the verdict.

Sushil Kumar should go to Rio Olympics to support Narsingh Yadav from sidelines: Abhinav Bindra

Sushil Kumar should go to Rio Olympics to support Narsingh Yadav from sidelines: Abhinav Bindra

The court observed that Sushil also participated in previous Olympics without going through selection trials before the sporting event.

Rio Olympics 2016: Delhi High Court dismisses Sushil Kumar's plea seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav

Rio Olympics 2016: Delhi High Court dismisses Sushil Kumar's plea seeking trial with Narsingh Yadav

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) conducted a transparent process of selection, says Delhi HC.

 

Sushil Kumar, Narsingh Yadav await Delhi High Court verdict in Rio Olympics quota​ row

Sushil Kumar, Narsingh Yadav await Delhi High Court verdict in Rio Olympics quota​ row

Going by norms in WFI guidelines, a quota belongs to the country and not to an individual wrestler, and former world champion Sushil pointed out that there should be a trial in 74kg category to decide who would go to Rio.

Rio Olympics 74kg berth: Delhi HC to pronounce order on Sushil Kumar's plea on June 6

Rio Olympics 74kg berth: Delhi HC to pronounce order on Sushil Kumar's plea on June 6

Narsingh has been staking his claim to represent India at the Olympics since last year.

Rio Olympics 74kg berth: HC to resume hearing on Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav issue today

Rio Olympics 74kg berth: HC to resume hearing on Sushil Kumar-Narsingh Yadav issue today

The court also questioned Sushil whether he had won anything since August 2014 (after winning gold in Glasgow CWG).

Rio Olympics berth: Hearing in Sushil Kumar, Narsingh Yadav issue deferred to June 2 by Delhi High Court

Rio Olympics berth: Hearing in Sushil Kumar, Narsingh Yadav issue deferred to June 2 by Delhi High Court

Sushil had approached the high court after his name did not figure in India’s Rio preparatory camp.

Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: No decision yet on Rio Olympics 74kg berth, HC defers hearing to June 1

Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: No decision yet on Rio Olympics 74kg berth, HC defers hearing to June 1

Hearing the case, Justice Manmohan said that it was sad to see that both the wrestlers were being used as pawns for federation politics.

Narsingh Yadav selection over Sushil Kumar for 2016 Rio Olympics was fair: WFI tells HC

Narsingh Yadav selection over Sushil Kumar for 2016 Rio Olympics was fair: WFI tells HC

Narsingh Yadav is the best wrestler, as compared to Sushil Kumar, to represent the country in 74kg category for the upcoming Rio Olympics, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) told the Delhi High Court, and added that the selection has been made in a fair and transparent manner.

2016 Rio Olympics: Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav – No final decision yet, Delhi HC defers hearing to May 30

2016 Rio Olympics: Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav – No final decision yet, Delhi HC defers hearing to May 30

Sushil's lawyers also produced a letter by Indian team's Georgian coach in October last year, where he wrote about his training and also wished him luck for Rio Games.

Rio Olympics 2016: Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav - HC likely to take final call today

Rio Olympics 2016: Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav - HC likely to take final call today

Earlier, in a hearing regarding the case on May 17, HC refused to intervene in the matter and asked WFI to meet Sushil and sort out the issue.

Sushil Kumar accuses Wrestling Federation of India of back-tracking from its promise

Sushil Kumar accuses Wrestling Federation of India of back-tracking from its promise

Sushil, however, added that he was not angry with the federation.

SHOCKING! CID claim threat to Narsingh Yadav's life at SAI's Sonepat training camp

SHOCKING! CID claim threat to Narsingh Yadav's life at SAI's Sonepat training camp

SAI authorities are constant touch with the police regarding the matter.

Rio Olympics: Sushil Kumar's dream unlikely to come true​ as WFI not keen on trial

Rio Olympics: Sushil Kumar's dream unlikely to come true​ as WFI not keen on trial

A special WFI committee, formed on the instruction of the court, held a meeting with the two-time Olympic medallist today, to sort out as to who between Sushil and Narsingh would represent India in the men's 74kg freestyle category at the mega-event in August.

Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: Never given any wrestler assurance of trial, says WFI president BBS Singh

Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav: Never given any wrestler assurance of trial, says WFI president BBS Singh

Sushil moved the Delhi High Court seeking fresh trials after his name was omitted by WFI for the Games' preparatory camp.

Rio Olympics berth row: Delhi HC refuses to intervene, asks WFI to meet Sushil Kumar on Wednesday to solve issue

Rio Olympics berth row: Delhi HC refuses to intervene, asks WFI to meet Sushil Kumar on Wednesday to solve issue

Court said that even though the Sushil has done well for the country in the past, decision cannot be taken based on that as WFI had the power to take a final call.

Rio Olympics: Is Narsingh Yadav scared of facing Sushil Kumar in trial? Asks boxer Akhil Kumar

Rio Olympics: Is Narsingh Yadav scared of facing Sushil Kumar in trial? Asks boxer Akhil Kumar

Ace Indian boxer Akhil Kumar has backed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar saying that there should be fresh trials between him and Narsingh Yadav for the 74kg Olympic berth.

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

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.

Sushil Kumar moves court seeking trials for 74kg Rio Olympics berth

Sushil Kumar moves court seeking trials for 74kg Rio Olympics berth

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.