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