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Sushil Kumar vs Narsingh Yadav fight very much on the cards: WFI

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Narsingh Yadav as the wrestler has got another

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Aug 2020 8:16 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be a 'blessing in disguise' for Narsingh Yadav as the wrestler has got another chance to represent India in the Olympics.

Had the Olympics taken place this year, the 31-year-old would have had to wait for another four years to compete. However, with the pandemic forcing the Tokyo Games to postpone for a year and his dope ban also ending in July, the Mumbai grappler is all set to live the dream yet again.

Narsingh has already been named for the national camp, scheduled to begin from September 1 in Sonepat - the same place where, before Rio Olympics, he alleged that his dope story was planned. Later, the claims were found false and he was handed a four-year ban for flunking the dope test.

The wrestler will be seen in action again and his ring rival and two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will have to train real hard as the two may lock horns again for the 74kg category in Olympic qualifiers' trials.

Speaking to IANS, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) assistant secretary Vinod Tomar said Narsingh is allowed to resume training after getting clearance from the committee.

"He requested the committee and promised to be more careful in the future, so we allowed him to join the camp. His ban also finished in July, so he has all the rights to train for the Olympics as well," Tomar said. IANS

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