Wrestling: Fans to miss seeing Olympians Sushil & Yogeswar in action at Asian Ch'ship,Delhi

4/17/2013
Indian fans will be deprived of watching their Olympic medal winning grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt in action at the upcoming Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in New Delhi. The two have not yet recovered from their respective injuries. Amit Dhankar (66kg) and Bajrang (60kg), who were named as reserves, will replace Sushil and Yogeshwar for the championship.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president, Brij Bhushan Singh said that both Sushil and Yogeshwar are consulting their doctors and are hoping to return to the arena soon.

In the championship, more than 225 wrestlers from 19 countries will be competing in the three disciplines -Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Female in the five-day event.Asian powerhouses such as China, Japan and Kazakhstan, besides hosts will be fielding wrestlers in every weight category at the K D Jadhav Wrestling Stadium.

The Pakistan team was also invited by the organisers for the continental championship, but its federation did not send any representation.
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