PM congratulates Sushil KumarAugust 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated wrestler Sushil Kumar for winning a silver medal at the London Olympics and expressed hope that his feat will “motivate a new generation of sportsmen and sportswomen”.
In a message, the prime minister said: “By improving his performance during the London Olympics over Beijing Games, he has proved his determination and sheer tenacity.”
Sushil Kumar Sunday became the first individual athlete from India to win back-to-back medals at the Olympics after settling for silver in the men’s 66kg freestyle event. He had won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics.
India won its best ever haul of six medals at the London games.
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