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Aware recalls time when he considered quiting sport

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

After he was not selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Aware had considered quitting.

Two years on, the grappler is the happy recipient of a gold medal at

"Time does not stop for anyone, my age was advancing and I was missing important tournaments. I missed the ....I had decided that if I qualify for the 2016 then it's fine, or else would retire from the sport. is a game which can be played till a certain age -- maximum 30 years," said 26-year-old Aware.

He was speaking after receiving of the Year award of the Journalists Association of Mumbai.

"I was sidelined for the 2016 After an year there were trials for the (2018) Commonwealth Games, which was a challenge, but I took it for the last time (and got selected)," he said.

Aware went on to bag the gold medal in the 57 kg freestyle category at held at Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this year.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 22:25 IST