Two-time Olympic Medalist Sushil Kumar To Watch Tokyo Games From Jail


India’s two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar will be watching the Tokyo Games from inside the walls of a jail in India where he is incarcerated on charges of kidnap and murder.


Kumar, 38, was arrested in May after a week-long manhunt over the murder of promising wrestler Sagar Dhankad at a stadium in the capital.

 

Kumar, who is the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals, has pleaded innocent to the charges.

 

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar to watch Tokoyo Games from jail


Televisions have been arranged in the common area of Tihar jail in New Delhi after a request by Kumar’s lawyer to prison authorities.

“We have allowed Sushil to watch television in the common area of his ward along with others,” Sandeep Goel, director-general of Delhi prisons, told reporters.

“He had requested his lawyer for a TV to stay updated about wrestling matches and other happenings.”


Sushil won the freestyle wrestling silver at the 2012 London Games after bagging a bronze at the Beijing Olympics four years earlier. He has also won three Commonwealth Games golds and was awarded India’s highest honour for athletes in 2009.

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