This will be the first time that Sushil will be wrestling in a top tournament in the 74kg category. It will be a litmus test for him against the top wrestlers of the world. India will hope that the two-time Olympic medallist earns a Tokyo Olympic quota. He needs to put up his best on display to achieve that goal.
His path to the podium will not be easy. The 74kg men’s freestyle competition at world level has some of the trickiest and strongest wrestlers. London Olympic and four-time world champion Jordan Burroughs of USA and Frank Chamizo of Italy pose the biggest threat. But don’t forget defending world champion Saidakov of Russia, Bekzod Abdurakhamonov of Uzbekistan, Soner Demitras of Turkey and the new crop of wrestler who were slowly making mark when Sushil was dominating the 66kg category.
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