Dikshit announces Rs.1 crore award for Sushil Kumar

Updated: Aug 12, 2012, 23:34 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday announced an award of Rs.1 crore to wrestler Sushil Kumar who bagged a silver in the 66kg freestyle contest at the London Olympics.

Congratulating Kumar, Dikshit in a statement said: "Every Indian is proud of his most ambitious feat. His dedication, hard work and apt training yielded good result. Sushil has brought laurels for Delhi and the country."

Sushil Kumar lost the Olympic men`s 66kg freestyle final to Japan`s Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 1-3 and settled for a silver medal at London Games Sunday, even as he became the first Indian to win medals back-to-back in the Olympics.