Sushil Kumar should go to Rio 2016 to support Narsingh: Abhinav Bindra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2016 18:38 IST
A file photo of Indian wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav.. (HT Photo)

Indian ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has advised wrestler Sushil Kumar to show true sportsmanship by supporting Narsingh Yadav from the sidelines during Rio 2016 Olympic Games after Sushil’s plea for a trial seeking entry into the Games was dismissed by the Delhi high court on Monday.

Minutes after the wrestler’s plea was dismissed, Bindra tweeted : ‘Sushil Kumar is a legend. He should go to Rio - to support Nar singh from the sidelines. Will only enhance his stature’

Earlier in the day, the court accepted the Wrestling Federation of India’s stand that 26-year-old Narsingh Yadav was a better bet in the men’s 74-kg freestyle category in the upcoming Games starting August 5.

Kumar, 32, a two-time Olympic medallist, may challenge the ruling in the Supreme Court.

READ: Delhi HC dismisses wrestler Sushil Kumar’s plea seeking Rio berth

Kumar approached the court after his name went missing from the list of probables forwarded to the Indian Olympic Association.The court also observed that Sushil Kumar has himself participated in previous Olympics without going through selection trials before the sporting event.

The court also said since the Olympics is scheduled in August, there is a high probability that the wrestlers might sustain injuries if the selection trial is conducted now.

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