After MC Mary Kom, wrestler Sushil Kumar resigns as National Sports Observer

New Delhi, Dec 6: 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. (Agencies)