Sushil, Vijender richer by half a million

September 8th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) India’s Olympics bronze medallists, wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Kumar, were both richer by half a million rupees Monday.The cash prize was handed over to the duo during a felicitation in the city. They were also presented a shawl and a memento each during the function organised by their sponsors R.K. Global Shares and Securities Limited.

R.K. Global’s CEO Amit Bhagchandka said: “It is a privilege to have such shining sportspersons among us. We will monitor their preparations and help them in whatever way we can.”

Sushil’s coach Satpal was also presented a shawl.

Vijender finished finished third in the Middleweight (75 kg) category at the Beijing Olympic Games, where Sushil also clinched the bronze in 66-kg freestyle.

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