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#Rio2016: Sushil Kumar not part of Rio preparatory camp

 2016-05-16 04:55:57.0

sushil-655x360Tahlka news Bureau,

New Delhi:�Sushil Kumar, the double Olympic-medallist has been omitted from the Wrestling Federation of India�s �Rio preparatory camp, which is scheduled to begin in Sonepat from Wednesday, as only the quota-place earning wrestlers have been included in the list.

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.

�But if Sushil wants to be a part of the camp, he is most�welcome,� he added.

The camp was earlier supposed to begin from on Monday�but�has now been postponed to Wednesday.

WFI not showing much interest in conducting a trial in 74kg, fearing demands from other wrestlers in remaining seven weight categories India has earned for Rio, Sushil has already taken the matter to the doorsteps of Prime Minister's Office.

The 32-year-old has also appealed to the Sports Ministry, IOA, WFI and fans to give him a chance to undergo a trial for the Rio Games, as according to the rules, quota belongs to the country and not to a particular wrestler.

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