Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sight on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He says the year 2019 will mark the start of the preparations for the prestigious tournament, for which “I am working really hard.”
The 35-year-old wrestler from Haryana said that he already has bronze and silver Olympics medals in his kitty. It is the yellow metal that he is aiming for.
“Preparations for Tokyo Olympics will start in 2019. I need good wishes from the countrymen to perform well. I have already won the Olympics bronze and silver medal but one thing (gold medal) is left,” Sushil said.
“I am working hard to achieve that. My coaches are putting in a lot of effort, as well. I just want my countrymen to constantly support me as they have one in the past.”
Reflecting on the kind of performance Indian wrestlers gave in the year 2018, Sushil said that the year has been great for wrestling as they gave some solid performances.
Talking about his own experiences of 2018, the wrestler said that the year was special to him in the sense that he made a comeback after a gap of almost four years. While admitting that there were some low moments, Sushil said that he is content with his performance.
Sushil had clinched a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games which was his third consecutive gold in the competition. The wrestler, however, had a forgettable campaign at the 2018 Asian Games where he did not manage to open his winning account.