Cash awards continue to pour in for Indian Olympic medal winners

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2012, 19:56 PM IST

New Delhi: The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) today announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh to Sushil Kumar, who won a historic silver at the London Olympics, while Yogeshwar Dutt and boxer Mary Kom will receive a sum of Rs 7 lakh each for their bronze medal effort.

With his silver in 66kg freestyle category, Sushil yesterday became the first Indian to win back-to-back individual medals in the world`s biggest sporting extravaganza. He had won a bronze in Beijing four years ago.

IFFCO also declared a sum of Rs 2 lakh to the other participants of the wrestling contingent including Narsingh Panchim Yadav, Amit Kumar and Geeta Phogat, a release from the organisation said.

The coaches of Sushil Kumar and M C Mary Kom will get a sum of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively, it added.

"IFFCO as a farmers organisation supports all kind of rural sports and it feels great to honour these players who have made name for India in the Olympics," managing director of IFFCO, U S Awasthi, said.

PTI