Dikshit announces Rs.15 lakh reward for Sushil Kumar

September 16th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Sushil Kumar New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday announced a cash reward of Rs.15 lakh for Sushil Kumar, the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at a World Wrestling Championship.
In a message, Dikshit termed Sushil a true Delhiite who brought pride to the entire country by winning the world championship.

Sushil, 27, beat Russia’s Gogaev Alan 3-1 in the final round of the 66 kg category at the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow Sunday night.

An assistant commercial manager in Indian Railways, he is at present posted in the Northern Railway.

Congratulating the ace wrestler, Dikshit said India now “expects” more from him in the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games and other international sporting events.

“The Delhi government feels elated in congratulating and honouring Sushil who struggled hard to achieve excellence in the field,” she added.

In 2008, Sushil won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.

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