Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Wrestler Sushil grabs Olympic bronze

Beijing/New Delhi: Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar defeated Leonid Speiridonov of Kazakhstan in the men's freestyle (66 kg) event to grab the bronze in the Olympic Games on Wednesday.
This is the second medal for India at the Beijing Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra claimed the first ever individual Olympic gold last week.
On hearing the news, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit announced a cash award of Rs.5 million for the wrestler.
"It is a great achievement for Sushil. He is the new icon for Delhi and I will give him a cash award of Rs.5 million. If he doesn't have a job I will provide him with one and if he has one he will get an out-of-turn promotion. His coach Satpal will also get promotion," Dixit told a TV channel.
Source: Indo-Asian News Service

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