National senior wrestling championship: Sushil Kumar strolls to national gold with three walkovers | More sports News
Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, returning to the mat after three years, strolled to a nationwide gold medal with out breaking a sweat – fairly actually.
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Sushil was declared the winner within the 74kg class within the Nationwide Wrestling Championship in Indore on Friday after three wrestlers, together with the finalist, Praveen Rana, gave him walkovers.
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Through the quarterfinal and semifinal matches, Sushil’s opponents got here to the mat, touched his toes after which he was declared the winner.
The referee, in reality, applauded the gesture of the 2 wrestlers, saying, “Dekhiye, yehi humari parampara hai (Look, that is our custom).”
‘Giving a walkover will not be unlawful’
Finalist Rana, who was despatched to the 2016 Rio Olympics by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after the Narsingh-Sushil controversy, cited a thigh harm and gave Sushil a walkover within the last. Sushil’s quarterfinal opponent was Parveen, who was representing Haryana’s B workforce, whereas his semifinal rival was Sachin Rathi of Uttar Pradesh. He was competing within the nationals after 2008 and collaborating in a aggressive match after three years.
“Giving a walkover is allowed. It is not unlawful, however whosoever does this could give a official purpose to the technical committee. The committee decides whether or not it’s legitimate or not. On this case, the technical committee for the championship will need to have discovered the explanations given by the three wrestlers as official,” wrestling coach Sujeet Maan, who fought within the 74kg class throughout his taking part in days, instructed TOI.
Curiously, Rana used to coach on the Chhatrasal Stadium akhada in Delhitill final 12 months. He obtained his formal coaching there. Sushil additionally trains on the Chhatrasal. At the moment, Rana trains beneath Arjuna awardee Satyawan Pehelwaan in Rohtak, Haryana. Satyawan is the father-inlaw of Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik.
Former nationwide girls’s freestyle coach Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, who was current on the venue, instructed TOI, “Thiswas anticipated. Saare pehelwaan Sushil se thar thar kaapte hai (All of the wrestlers are terrified of Sushil). The finalist (Rana), in reality, got here to the mat along with his shoulders already drooping. I knew he wasn’t in a temper to battle Sushil and was simply there to inform the referee that he was conceding the bout.”
Bishnoi stated, “Each wrestlers wished to battle the repechage rounds for a bronze medal. Due to this fact, they did not need to waste their power in preventing with Sushil.