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Sushil Kumar to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar Dutt in 65kg

New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculations, it was today confirmed that star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to avoid
PTI January 03, 2014 9:16 IST
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New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculations, it was today confirmed that star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to avoid face-off against each other.

However, in the FILA competitions, including the world and the continental championships, they will compete in 70kg and 65kg categories.

Two-time Olympic champion Sushil and London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar, who were competing in the 66kg and 60kg freestyle respectively before FILA's announcement to rejig weight classes, have conveyed their decision to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after a series of discussions with the national coaches.

As a result of their decision, Sushil and Yogeshwar will be seen competing in the 70kg and 65kg in the Colorado Springs tournament which will mark their return to the international arena since the 2012 London Games.