Better Facilities can Fetch India More Medals: Sushil Kumar

Updated: 02 September 2014 20:05 IST

Sushil Kumar, who bagged a bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in 2012 London Games, said that the youngsters needed to be given more support and advanced training so that they could pursue the sport.

Better Facilities can Fetch India More Medals: Sushil Kumar
Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar poses with his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014. © PTI

Ghaziabad:

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Monday said if the budding wrestlers are provided better facilities, especially in villages, India could end up winning more medals than China in top international events.

"Had the government ever thought of promoting sport of wrestling in villages, India could have won more gold medals than that of China," said Sushil during the closing ceremony of 6th Baldev Dangal Mahotsav at the Sadarpur village.

Sushil, who bagged a bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in 2012 London Games, said that the youngsters needed to be given more support and advanced training so that they could pursue the sport.

"Several eligible young boys and girls who could have wrestled at the international levels are out in the cities in search of employment with meager salaries. But if the government can provide better training facilities, the young wrestling aspirants could fetch more accolades for India," said Sushil.

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