Sports Minister MS Gill congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning an Olympic bronze medal at the Beijing Games on Wednesday.
Sushil won the medal after his excellent show in the three-round repechage match of 66kg men's freestyle wrestling event.
"I am delighted as the whole country is. We won the wrestling bronze long ago in 1952 Helsinki Games when KD Jadhav from Maharashtra did it. I congratulate Sushil on his great win," Gill said in a statement.
"His medal will encourage all the wrestlers and we will support al of them," he added.