Mental training helped Sunil Kumar immensely in rewriting history and it has again come to the aid of the 87kg Greco-Roman Asian champion in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Hailing from the Daburpur village of Sonipat district in Haryana, Sunil overcame his negative approach and focused on pre-match preparation to bring home an Asian Greco-Roman title after 27 years in Delhi last month.

The postponement of the Asian Olympic qualifier this month may not have come as a welcome development for an in-form Sunil, but the 21-year-old is not disheartened by the turn of events.

“My confidence is high after becoming the Asian champion. It is true that it would have been good (had the Olympic qualifier happened as per schedule). But every wrestler was trying to do his best and the situation is the same for everybody,” Sunil told Sportstar.

DSP Joginder Sharma on the frontline…

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