PM congratulates `champion` Sushil Kumar

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 13:31 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Sushil Kumar for becoming the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow.

"Sushil Kumar has done the country proud and is a role model for the youth," Singh said in a message.

The Prime Minister said Kumar has shown spirit, determination and skill in his craft to become the first Indian to win a gold at the premier international championship.

The Haryana grappler overcame Russia`s Gogaev Alan 3-1 in the final to clinch the gold.

Sushil was only the second Indian to win an Olympic medal when he grabbed a bronze at the Beijing Games in 2008.

PTI