Delhi government announces Rs.5 million for wrestler Sushil

August 20th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs.5 million for Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Sushil Kumar.”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.

Sushil defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in the men’s freestyle (66kg) repechage round to grab the bronze. This is the second medal for India at the Beijing Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra claimed the first ever individual Olympic gold for India.

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