New Delhi, March 30: Few days ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar’s name is surprisingly missing from the list of entry released by the tournament organisers on the official website. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Know The Key Candidates Contesting For Phase 1
The official list of entries for the men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling category, uploaded on the CWG 2018 website does not mention the name of Sushil among other 15 wrestlers participating in the event. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Amid Tight Security And COVID Guidelines in Place, 71 Assembly Seats go to Polls Today
Reflecting on the same, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told ANI that it is a fault of the organising committee and that they are rectifying the error. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Know The Key Candidates Contesting For Phase 1
When quizzed if Sushil has pulled out his name from the tournament, Mehta denied the same before clarifying that the IOA and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) are not at all at fault.
After spending two years away from the mat, Sushil returned to compete at the National Championship last year in Indore, only to see himself mired in controversy for winning the gold in the tournament after his three opponents conceded a walkover.
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is slated to be held from April 4 to 15. (With ANI inputs).