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Hooda announces cash award of Rs. 1 cr for Yogeshwar
Chandigarh, August 12, 2012
First Published: 00:50 IST(12/8/2012)
Last Updated: 00:51 IST(12/8/2012)
Yogeshwar Dutt with his bronze medal during the medal ceremony of Men's 60kg Freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games in London. PTI/Manvender Vashist

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a cash award of Rs. 1 crore for grappler Yogeshwar Dutt for clinching a bronze medal at the London Olympics on Saturday.

Yogeshwar hails from Sonepat district of the state and, taking into consideration the other two medal winners' roots, is the third player from Haryana to bring laurels to the country at the Games.

Earlier, ace shooter Gagan Narang and noted badminton player Saina Nehwal had won bronze medals in their respective disciplines.

Hooda said that Dutt has made the entire nation proud.

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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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