Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST
On 16 May, wrestler Sushil Kumar approached the Delhi High Court seeking trials for a spot in the 74 kg freestyle category at the Rio Olympics.The wrestler approached the HC after the Sports Ministry rejected his plea to hold a trial with Narsingh Pancham Yadav for the sole available spot.Yadav's name had been recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) to represent India in the 74kg category at the World Championships, after the wrestler earned India its sole quota in the weight division.Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar had sought a trial by asking the WFI to let the two wrestlers compete for the coveted spot. He had also written a letter to the Sports Ministry in this regard.Kumar went as far as to seek an intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. He had earlier stated that he wanted the best to represent India in the Olympics. After the WFI sided with Narsingh Yadav - in line with its policy to send the quota-earner to the quadrennial games - the Sports Ministry refused to overrule the decision of the body.