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Sheila Dikshit announces Rs. 1 crore award for Sushil
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New Delhi, August 12, 2012
First Published: 20:46 IST(12/8/2012)
Last Updated: 20:48 IST(12/8/2012)
Sushil Kumar celebrates win with his spouse Savy Kumar, after defeating Kazakhstan's Akzhurek Tanatarov in their Men's 66kg Freestyle semifinal match at the Olympic Games in London. PTI/Manvender Vashist

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday announced an award of Rs. 1 crore to wrestler Sushil Kumar who bagged a silver in the 66kg freestyle contest at the London Olympics.

Congratulating Kumar, Dikshit in a statement said: "Every Indian is proud of his most ambitious feat. His dedication, hard work and apt training yielded good result. Sushil has brought laurels for Delhi and the country."

Sushil Kumar lost the Olympic men's 66kg freestyle final to Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 1-3 and settled for a silver medal at London Games Sunday, even as he became the first Indian to win medals back-to-back in the Olympics.


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