Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
December 17, Sunday 2017 3:17 PM       

       HEADLINES: State home department a failure: Chennithala                                              It’s not an off-the-cuff decision: K M Mani                                              Kerala Congress M will seize to exist after next election                                              We don’t need opportunists in LDF: Kanam                                              Ockhi: Two more dead bodies found, death toll rises to 74                                              Sonia Gandhi turns nostalgic during her last speech as Cong chief                                              Guj polls: BJP will lose if EMVs don’t malfunction, says Hardik Patel                                              Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash                                              Rahul Gandhi will infuse new energy into Congress: Sachin Pilot                                              Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress president                                              Al-Aqsa preacher slams Trump for recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital                                              Toronto billionaire couple found dead at their home                                              2 people died as 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesian island                                              South Asian peace only if Pak 'miltablishment' stops support to Islamic terrorists                                              Agassi could prove to be good coach for Djokovic: Becker                                              Sindhu enters title round of Dubai Super Series Finals                                              Sania Mirza to give Australian Open a miss                                              ISL 2017/18: FC Goa outplay Delhi Dynamos to move into top spot                                              ISL: Kerala Blasters defeat 10-man NorthEast United by slender margin                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: MS Dhoni set to join CSK squad for IPL 2018 edition  
       After Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer
 
         Posted on :21:41:24 Dec 6, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:21:41:24 Dec 6, 2017
         Tags: After Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar resigns as Natio
 
NEW DELHI:  A week after five-time world champion Mary Kom resigned as the National Sports Observer, Indian star wrestler and two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar also stepped down from the position of wrestling.
 
As both the top athletes are still active in their respective fields, wrestling (Men) and Boxing (Women), Sushil and Mary felt that this could be seen as a conflict of interest.
 
Keeping in mind the best of the sporting traditions, the two athletes have decided to submit their resignation, which was eventually accepted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
 
Following their resignation, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore thanked Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom for their services and said the government would continue to benefit from their rich insights and expertise.
 
Rathore added the two sportspersons' experience would continue to play a vital role in shaping the development of sports in the country.
 
Last week, Mary had resigned as the national observer for boxing after Rathore made it clear that active sportspersons would not be holding the position.
 
The Indian star boxer had recently added another feather to her already illustrious career as she clinched the Asian Women's Boxing Championship.
 
Mary, the 2012 London Olympic medallist, was appointed as the national observer by former sports minister Vijay Goel in March along with 11 others.
 
Sushil, on the other hand, who was back on mat after the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, grabbed a gold medal in the National Wrestling Championship held in Indore without even breaking a sweat last month.
 
Back in action after three-long years, Sushil fought just at the first and the second rounds before he was declared the ultimate winner in the 74-kg category of the event as three of his challengers wrestlers, including the finalist, Praveen Rana, offered him walkovers.
 
Besides Mary and Sushil, Olympic gold-medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Akhil Kumar were also appointed for the position. 
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: MS Dhoni set to join CSK squad for IPL 2018 edition
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
ISL 2017/18: FC Goa outplay Delhi Dynamos to move into top spot  
Sania Mirza to give Australian Open a miss  
Sindhu enters title round of Dubai Super Series Finals  
Agassi could prove to be good coach for Djokovic: Becker  
ISL: Kerala Blasters defeat 10-man NorthEast United by slender margin  
Fight Card announced for Vijender Singh's double title bout night  
Dubai Open: Srikanth bows out, Sindhu advances  
ISL 2017-18: Miku's double strike helps Bengaluru FC beat FC Pune City 3-1  
National Shooting C'ship: Elavenil Valarivan crowned women's air rifle champ  
Narinder Batra elected IOA president  
Hockey legend's wife accuses Trump of harassment  
Mohali Test: Rohit Sharma's double ton helps India level series  
Williams drops big hint at Australia Open return  
Maradona skips charity match, spends time with kids  
Cricket fraternity pours in wishes on Yuvraj's 36th birthday  
BCCI appoints chief operating officer for NCA  
India to play 81 matches at home from 2019-2023  
BCCI revokes ban on Rajasthan Cricket Association  
Hamilton Test: Kiwis reduce Windies to 30-2 after Taylor's landmark ton  
Diego Maradona arrives in Kolkata on three-day visit  
Our batting let us down on a seaming track: Rohit Sharma  
Dharamsala ODI: Lankans trounce India by seven wickets  
Dharamshala ODI: India fold for 112 after Lankan pacers' burst  
Olympian Sajan Prakash to sell medals for training  
Hamstring injury rules Jadhav out of Lanka ODIs  
 
Do you support Adv Aloor's criticism that judges in lower courts lack guts?
Yes
 
No
 
No opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy