The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has tried to persuade back-to-back Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar not to insist on a trial bout with Narsingh Yadav to decide who of the two should go to the Rio Olympic Games.

Sushil Kumar and Narsing Yadav
He was told that a trial at this late stage would be affecting the psyche of Narsingh who worked hard to get the quota place for the country and also was preparing for the big event. Sushil has given a new twist to the controversy by stating that he was promised a trial, but the WFI insists that no such assurance was given. The federation made it clear that Sushil talked of him being fit only a couple of weeks ago.

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