IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics, wrestlers in shock
Posted on Wed , 13 Feb '13
Indian wrestling fraternity has expressed shock and surprise at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to drop the sport from the 2020 Olympic Games. Yogeshwar Dutt, who won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's 60kg freestyle wrestling, called the decision wrong and said he was saddened by it. Meanwhile, Sushil Kumar, who won silver in London Olympics in 66 kg freestyle event, was unable to come to terms with the development. Former wrestler Kartar Singh, who won gold medals at the Asian Games in 1978 and 1986, urged the international body to discard the suggestion.