first_img(REOPENS DEL 42) (REOPENS DEL 42) Meanwhile, former chief coach Vinod Kumar, who has been training Sushil at Sonepats SAI centre, said the former world champion had been told by WFI itself to keep himself prepared for the trails. “In the last one year, Sushils sole focus is on preparing for Rio. The Government has spent a lot of money on him and even WFI always encouraged him to keep practising. Had WFI told Sushil earlier that Narsingh would be going to Rio, he would not have made so many sacrifices and worked so hard,” said Vinod Kumar. “We want the trials to be held as soon as possible. Sushil is fully fit.” Sushil also reiterated his demand for a trial. “I have been away from my family for almost a year now. My only focus is on Rio and I have been working extremely hard. It is only just that I am given a chance. All I am asking for is trails. I am not saying that you send me to Rio because of my glorious past. I am only saying that whoever between me and Narsingh is better, should represent the country at the Olympics.” Meanwhile, Narsingh has maintained that it was his right to go to Rio as he was the one who has secured the berth. “Going to Rio is my right. I have achieved this right by performing consistently and winning India the quota at the World Championships. So, I should be given my due.” Sushil had won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver at the London Games four year later in mens 66kg freestyle. But since the weight divisions were rejigged by the world body, Sushil has moved up to 74kg division. The Haryana-lad excelled in the new category as well by winning the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal before the lengthy injury layoff. Narsingh had participated at the 2012 London Olympics in 74kg category but was ousted in the first round. PTI CM PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more