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Wrestler Sushil Kumar aiming for gold in Rio

First published: October 13, 2012, 2:04 PM IST | Updated: October 13, 2012
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Wrestler Sushil Kumar aiming for gold in Rio
Sushil said he was keen to open wrestling academies in the country.

Nagpur: After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio. Interacting with the 65th batch of trainee officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) yesterday, Kumar said, "we don't have dearth of talent but only need to provide proper training facilities to needy players."

Revealing his plans, Sushil said he is keen to open wrestling academies in the country. "I have offered to set up wrestling academies but would like to concentrate on Rio Games," the 66 kg category wrestler said.

"I follow a strict diet under the watchful eyes of my coaches and being a pure vegetarian, it has not affected me in any way," Sushil, a recipient of Rajiv Gadhi khel Ratna award of 2009, claimed.

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