Hooda announces cash award of Rs. 1 cr for Yogeshwar

  • PTI, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Aug 12, 2012 12:51 IST
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    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

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    (L to R) Silver medallist Russia's Besik Kudukhov, gold medallist Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov and bronze medallists US' Coleman Scott and India's Yogeshwar Dutt pose on ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates after defeating North Korea's Ri Jong Myong in their Men's 60kg Freestyle wrestling bronze medal match. AFP/Marwan Naamani

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    Yogeshwar Dutt (R) is declared the winner after defeating North Korea's Ri Jong Myong in their Men's 60kg Freestyle bronze medal match during the wrestling ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt reacts after defeating North Korea's Jong Myong Ri for the bronze medal on the Men's 60kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt (R) wrestles North Korea's Ri Jong Myong during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP/Yuri Cortez

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    Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates after defeating North Korea's Ri Jong Myong in their Men's 60kg Freestyle bronze medal match during the wrestling event of the London ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt (in red) fights with Iran's Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari on the repechage of the Men's 60kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt (in blue) is declared winner against Bulgaria's Anatolie llarionovitch Guidea in the Men's 60kg Freestyle Qualification match at the Olympic Games in London. ...

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    Yogeshwar Dutt (in red) looks on as Russain Besik Kudukhov is declared winner in the Men's 60kg Freestyle 1/8 Final match at the Olympic Games ...

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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