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Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar's name missing from Commonwealth Games 2018 entry list

The official list of entries for the men's freestyle 74kg wrestling category, uploaded on the CWG 2018 website does not mention the name of Sushil among other 15 wrestlers participating in the event.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 30, 2018 21:41 IST ]
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Sushil Kumar is one of India's most celebrated Olympians having two medals to his name.

Two-time Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar has found his name surprisingly missing from the list of entry released by the Commonwealth Games 2018 organisers on the official website, just a few days ahead of the tournament's opening ceremony.

The official list of entries for the men's freestyle 74kg wrestling category, uploaded on the CWG 2018 website does not mention the name of Sushil among other 15 wrestlers participating in the event.

Reflecting on the same, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told ANI that it is a fault of the organising committee and that they are rectifying the error.

When quizzed if Sushil has pulled out his name from the tournament, Mehta denied before clarifying that the IOA and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) are not at fault.

After spending two years away from the mat, Sushil returned to compete at the National Championship last year in Indore, only to see himself mired in controversy for winning the gold in the tournament after his three opponents conceded a walkover.

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is slated to be held from April 4 to 15. 

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