first_imgSushils climbing up to the 74kg weight category brought him in direct competition with Narsingh, who had represented India in this category in earlier Olympics. After jumping up the division, Sushil had fought in just a couple of international tournaments. In fact, what has gone against Sushil is that he had last fought in 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, where he had won a gold medal. Since then he has not participated in any major event owing to injuries. Before the World Championship last year, WFI had conducted trials but Sushil opted out of that as well as he sustained a shoulder injury at that time. He also did not take part in the inaugural Pro Wrestling League, once again citing injury, in December last year. However, Sushil kept training in the last one year on governments fund and also went to Georgia for a training stint in April, although he chose to train alone and not with the rest of his Indian colleagues. Earlier in the day, the HC observed: “In international arena of sports, medals are won not only by brawn but also by brain. The last minute challenge to selection can disturb the mental preparation of the selected. “Consequently, a sportsperson innocently asking for just a trial may be jeopardising the chances of the selected candidate to win, having disastrous consequences for national interest. In the duel asked for, the country will be the loser.” PTI CM AH CMlast_img read more