UWW World Championship: Sushil analyses defeat; reveals remedy

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Veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar says it was a mistake to head into big tournaments without enough “mat-time” and he will now compete more regularly to revive his sagging career.

In a seven-year period, between the 2012 London Olympics and the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Sushil has competed in only seven tournaments.

While he won gold medals at the 2014 and the 2018 editions of the Commonwealth Games, he struggled at the Jakarta Asian Games leading to questions on whether he was good enough to go any further at 36.

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Having recently started to train with Russian coach Kamal Malikov in a bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics through the World Championships, Sushil  did fight better than the Jakarta Games but nonetheless exited after a first-round defeat in the 74kg category.

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