2012 Olympics: Fans hail Sushil Kumar despite loss in final

Updated: Aug 12, 2012, 19:34 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: The veteran Indian wrestler made history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win back-to-back medals at the biggest sporting event.

Sushil Kumar was defeated by Japan’s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 3-1 in a short and final bout at the ExCel Arena in the final of the Men`s 66kg Freestyle Wrestling event on Sunday.

But the fans are indeed very proud of his historic feat and this is what some of them have to say:

“We are still proud of Sushil, better luck next time.”…from Punjab.

“1.25million logo ki tune ijjat rakh li tumhe salam.”…from Bhilai.

“I hail sushil kumar for doing the country and haryana proud.. wat a wrester.. hearty congratulations.”…from Haryana.

“Congratulations Sushil pahelwan next time we change the game.”…from Nazafgarh.

“Hi, Sushil kumar you have done great job in London Olympics with silver medal.”…from Karnataka.

Don`t lost hope, it will be better next time. You have made all of us proud.”…from Kolkata.

“Congrats Sushil I am happy about you, we are proud of you and i know you will win the gold medal.”…from Jharkhand.