Sushil qualifies for CWG amidst brawl

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Double Olympic gold medallist Sushil Kumar and five other male wrestlers, on Friday, qualified for next year’s Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

However, the selection trials held at the IG Stadium was marred by an unfortunate incident when a brawl broke out between the supporters of Sushil and his bitter rival Parveen Rana.

Sushil won all his bouts on this day but things took an ugly turn when Rana, after losing to the former in the semifinal clash, claimed that the decorated wrestler’s supporters beat him and his elder brother for daring to take the mat against him.

The selected wrestlers:

Freestyle (for Commonwealth Games and Asian championship): Rahul Aware (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Sushil Kumar (74kg), Somveer (86kg), Mausam Khatri (97kg) and Sumit (125kg).

Greco-Roman (for Asian championship): Rajender (55kg), Gyanender (60kg), Vikram Kurade (63kg), Manish (67kg), Kuldeep Malik (72kg), Gurpreet Singh (77kg), Harpreet Singh (82kg), Sunil (87kg), Hardeep (97kg) and Naveen (130kg).