Yashvir omitted

The partnership that brought India two successive Olympic medals ended after the Wresting Federation of India, apparently at Satpal Singh’s insistence, omitted Sushil Kumar’s coach, Yashvir Singh, from the national camp.

Yashvir, who is employed with the Delhi state government’s education department as a physical teacher, has been transferred from Chhatrasal akhara to head the centre at Bawana, and if inside sources are to be believed, the decision to remove him came after Satpal showed reluctance in relieving him for the camp.

Interestingly, the sports wing of Delhi government’s education department is headed by Satpal.

“Satpal didn’t want him to be a part of the national camp. It was due to his reluctant approach that the selection committee had to omit his name,” a WFI source told PTI.
“Satpal wanted Virender Kumar to be in the camp, however, the consensus has not been formed over his name till now,” he added.

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