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Following Mary, Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer for wrestling

Agencies, New Delhi

Following the footsteps of Rajya Sabha MP and former five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom’s resignation, Wrestler Sushil Kumar has also stepped down as National Sports Observer for wrestling.

It was then Sports Minister Vijay Goel who had appointed 12 national observers in March this year with Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar among them. “As both the top athletes are still active in their respective fields, wrestling(Men) and Boxing (Women), they felt that this could be seen as conflict of interest.

Keeping in mind the best of the sporting traditions the athletes submitted their resignation. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has accepted their resignations as National Sports observers.”

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore thanked Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom for their services and said that the Government will continue to benefit from their rich insights and expertise.

Mary Kom had resigned as the national observer for boxing about 15 days ago after Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons will not be considered for the position.

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