New Delhi: Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar beat Jitender Kumar in 74kg category to qualify for 2018 Commonwealth Games, which is scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.
However, as soon as Sushil beat Jitender Kumar to book his Australia’s berth, a fight broke out at the venue, allegedly between Sushil’s supporters and those from his rival wrestler, Parveen Rana, who wrestles in the same weight category.
Here’s the video of the incident:
Sushil, who was out of action since the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and made a comeback this year by winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship, condemned the incident and said, “It is very unfortunate and I condemn it. It is wrong, there is no space for such things in sports.”
Sushil, who was out of action since the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before making a comeback, will now be aiming for a hat-trick at this year’s games as he had won Gold Medals at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 respectively.
Meanwhile, Rahul Aware (57kg), Bajrang (65kg), Somveer (86kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg) and Sumit (125kg) also booked ther places in CWG 2018.