Before the Commonwealth Games, India’s two-time Olympic winner Sushil Kumar Kama has been missing from the list of wrestlers participating on the official website of the organisers, according to the ANI. According to the ANI, the men uploaded by the 2018 Commonwealth Games website Sushil Kumar’s name is not on the official list of 15 wrestlers who are participating in the 74 kg freestyle category. When asked about the matter, General Secretary of the Indian Olympic Association (IOO) Rajiv Mehta, he said that this is a mistake of the committee and they are improving this mistake. On being asked whether Sushil Kumar has been removed from the tournament, Mehta said that it is not so, it is not the mistake of the IOA or the Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI).
After two years away from Matt, Sushil returned to the national wrestling championship in Indore last year. There was a controversy when three rivals gave a walkover, and they got the gold medal. Sushil made a place in the Commonwealth Games team, winning the Trial at the end of last year. Sushil beat Jitendra Kumar 4-3 in the 74 kg weight category. During the trial for selection, there was a clash between Sushil and supporters of another wrestling player Praveen Rana, and a Police Station FIR was registered in Delhi Police against Sushil Kumar and his supporters in the police.
He won gold medals in New Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. After Glasgow, Sushil was injured, and for this reason, he missed the Rio Olympics. He won the gold medal in the Johannesburg Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.
The Indian team has reached the Gold Coast on Wednesday for the Commonwealth Games beginning on the four-day of next month. 221 players from India are taking part in these games. The Ministry of Sports had already allowed sending 325 members of Indian team including 221 players before the team’s departure. The names of two members were nominated by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) were removed from this list. Apart from the players, Indian team comprises of 104 non-players including 58 coaches, seven managers, 17 physicians and physiotherapists and 22 other officials.