Sushil Kumar vs Union Of India & Ors on 6 June, 2016

1. Petitioner’s argument „All I am asking is a trial for Rio Games‟ makes
interesting sound-bite, but the issue is whether this argument is legally
tenable and in consonance with the facts of the case.

2. By way of the present writ petition, petitioner has challenged
selection of respondent no.5 by respondent no.4-Wrestling Federation of
India (hereinafter referred to as “respondent no. 4-WFI”) for the 74 kg Men’s
Freestyle Wrestling event at the Rio Olympics Games 2016 commencing 5th
August, 2016. It is pertinent to mention that respondent no.5 had secured a
berth for India in the 74 kg men’s free-style category for the Olympics by
winning a bronze medal in the World Championship 2015 held in Las Vegas
in September, 2015. The trials to select a wrestler to represent India in the
said event at the World Championship were held in July, 2015, in which the
petitioner did not participate. While the petitioner states that he did not
participate in the trial because he was nursing an injury, respondent no. 4-
WFI and respondent no. 5 dispute the said fact.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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