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Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar to return to action in Wrestling Federation of India’s trials ahead of World Championship

New Delhi: Struggling for type, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will take the mat to show his value when the nationwide federation conducts trials for the World Wrestling Championship within the remaining males’s classes, on Tuesday.

After conducting trials for six Olympic classes apart from the lads’s 74kg, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has now determined to carry trials within the remaining non-Olympic classes on 19 August for ladies in Lucknow and for males on 20 August in New Delhi.

File picture of Sushil Kumar. Reuters

The trials within the males’s 74kg had been delayed as a consequence of non-availability of Praveen Rana and Jitender Kumar, who had been injured. Nonetheless, Rana has nonetheless not recovered from his shoulder damage and will not be a part of the trials on Tuesday.

Sushil’s opponents at the moment are anticipated to be Jitender and Amit Dhankar.

“Jitender is match now and Vinod might additionally wrestle on this class. There are a couple of juniors as nicely who wish to compete on this class. However as of now, I can not say with surety, who all might be there. This we are going to know solely when weigh-ins might be finished on the day of trials,” mentioned WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar.

Aside from the lads’s 74kg, trials can even be held in 61kg, 70kg, 79kg and 92kg. For ladies, the trials might be held in 55kg, 59kg, 65kg and 72kg. The winners will journey to Nur-Ul-Sultan, Kazakhstan for the World Championship, scheduled to be held from 14 to 22 September.

Arihant Chopra
Arihant Chopra has been working in the Sports industry. He currently contributes for Trevino by writing about sports content. He started his career with Trevino to get started as a journalist.


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