Sign of thaw: Sushil Kumar gives best wishes to Rio-bound Narsingh on Twitter
It seems all is well now between two ace wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Narsingh Yadav after a rather bitter spat that rocked the Indian wrestling fraternity ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016. It may be recalled that the two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, who was involved in a bitter legal battle with Narsingh Yadav as to who will represent the country in the 74kg freestyle category at Rio, was the first to wish the Mumbai wrestler after the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) panel cleared him of doping charges.
Narsingh’s dream of representing India at Rio has now come true after the NADA panel gave him a clean chit in the doping case, calling him a “victim of sabotage”.
Earlier Narsingh, who bagged the quota with a bronze medal finish in last year’s World Championships, was preferred ahead of Sushil Kumar to take part in Rio Games, which fueled a major legal battle between the two grapplers.
Sushil, however, took to Twitter to congratulate the Mumbai-based wrestler.
“Bahut khushi ki baat hai. Mera support pehle bhi tha aaj bhi hai aur aage bhi rahega. Go win for me and the country #NarsinghYadav. (I am very happy with the verdict. I have always supported him and will continue to do so),” Sushil tweeted.
The 24-year-old’s doors to Rio opened after NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said Narsingh was a “victim of sabotage”.