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Sheila Dikshit announces Rs 1 crore award for Sushil

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.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2012 20:48 IST
IANS

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.

First Published: Aug 12, 2012 20:46 IST