Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced a cash award of Rs 1.5 crore to grappler Sushil Kumar after he won a silver medal at the London Olympics.

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Hooda congratulated Sushil for winning the medal and said that he has made the state and the country proud.

The chief Minister also announced to give Sushil a piece of land to set up his wrestling academy in Sonepat.

Sushil settled for a silver in the 66kg free style category after being outclassed by Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu 3-1 in the gold medal bout.

The Indian wrestler recorded his name in sports history annals of the country by becoming the first ever sportsperson to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals, having won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Earlier, shooter Gagan Narang and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, brought laurels to the state by winning a bronze each.

A cash award of Rs 1 crore was announced for them as well by the state government.


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