Asian silver medallist wrestler Jitender Kumar is aware of the imposing challenges he may face whenever a trial is conducted for the men’s freestyle 74kg class.

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, former World championship medallist Narsingh Yadav (who is coming out of a four-year doping ban) and former Asian bronze medallist Parveen Rana are some of the leading names in the particular category. They will be keen to compete in case the Wrestling Federation of India opts for a trial for the Olympic qualifying event in the post-COVID-19 period.

However, Jitender is not overawed by the big names. “I am aware of the challenge I may face. I am confident of getting past my opponents. These big names inspire me to give my best,” Jitender told Sportstar.

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