Wrestling raised controversies even before the contingent left for Rio for anti-doping issues. However, all Indians would hope that Indian wrestling becomes famous for the right reasons soon enough. In the past two Olympics, India has won medals on both occasions. Sushil won a bronze in Beijing Olympics 2008 and Yogeshwar Dutt won a silver in London Olympics 2012. Going by this trend, we should land up a gold this time touchwood.
Yogeshwar and Narsingh are the biggest hopes for India this time around. In women’s wrestling also, Indian contingent consists of the highly talented Vinesh Phogat. Wrestling does look promising this time and should get us a medal or two.