Commonwealth Games 2014 Gold Medallist Amit Kumar Calls for Physios, Doctors During Tournaments

Amit Kumar, who won a gold in 57 kg freestyle wrestling for India, said that Indian athletes won their share of medals with just the help of their coaches while other teams had physios, doctors and masseurs accompanying them.

updated: August 06, 2014 20:01 IST
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Amit Kumar of India, left, celebrates winning gold against Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria.

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Indian wrestlers returned home from the Commonwealth Games with a rich haul of 13 medals, an achievement that became more creditable today after it was revealed by gold medallist Amit Kumar that they accomplished the feat without the assistance of any physios or doctors. (Also read: Wrestling Federation of India reinstates referee Virender Malik)

Olympic medallists -- Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt -- led the charge as Indian wrestlers lived up to the expectations with 13 out of 14 grapplers winning medals, including five gold. (An unheralded gym that lifted the fate of three Glasgow champions)

Besides, they also won six silver and two bronze. But if gold medallist in 57kg freestyle, Amit is to be believed, the grapplers did it only with the help of their coaches even as other countries had physios, doctors and masseurs accompanying them.

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