World Championships: Wrestler Sushil Kumar seals spot in the Indian squad, to compete in 74kg category Featured

Post by  GNN Sports Desk 21 Aug 2019 BE_THE_FIRST_TO_COMMENT 25
Wrestler Sushil Kumar

Wrestler Sushil Kumar on Tuesday sealed his spot in the Indian squad that will be participating in the wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The competition starts on September 14 and the trials for the same were held at New Delhi’s KD Jadhav Stadium.

Sushil defeated Jitender 4-2 to make sure he represents India at the World’s in the 74kg category.

Sushil raced to a 4-0 lead in the first period. Jitender was hit in the eye leading to a break in which he received medical attention.

Apologetic Sushil repeatedly said that it happened by mistake and the bout resumed. Jitender can earn a place in the team if he beats Veerdev Gulia in 79kg on August 23.

Sushil - who had won the World Championships in 2010 in the 66kg category - will join Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg) and Sumit Malik (125kg).

Others who sealed their spot on Tuesday are Rahul Aware (61kg), Karan Mor (70kg) and Praveen (92kg), according to Hindustan Times. The event will serve as a qualifier for Tokyo 2020.

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