My sixth sense told me he'll do well here, says wife Savi

My sixth sense told me he'll do well here, says wife Savi

My sixth sense told me he'll do well here, says wife Savi

They came to celebrate a golden moment but even a medal of a lighter hue only enhanced their pride.

Sushil Kumar had the strong backing of his family here as he fought through to the final before settling for silver. His wife Savi, father-in-law and coach Satpal Singh – himself an Asian Games champion – and mother-in-law Veena were among the crowd to cheer on the wrestling ace.

“He was very confident of doing well here. He had trained hard for this event,” said Savi. “He was also very determined to well after battling against his shoulder injury.”

Sushil had missed the Asian Games in Guangzhou 2010 due to the injury. “He couldn’t even lift his arm then,” said Savi, whose birthday is on Tuesday. She was hoping for a golden birthday gift but it was not to be.

“I had spoken to him last night and asked him, ‘are you ready?’ He said, ‘Yes, I am ready.’“We had a feeling he will do well here. That is the kind of training and dedication he had shown in the build-up,” said Veena. “My sixth sense told me he will be there.”In the end, he was very much there, even if a notch below the pinnacle.

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