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First published: August 12, 2012, 8:41 PM IST | Updated: August 12, 2012
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PM congratulates Sushil Kumar on winning silver
Sushil became the first Indian sports-person to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Sushil Kumar on his winning the silver medal in the 66kg freestyle wrestling event at the London Olympic Games.

The Prime Minister said the nation is proud of Sushil Kumar, whose performance was a triumph of dedicated preparation, talent, and mental strength.

Sushil lost the final bout 1-3 to Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu.

Sushil became the first Indian sports-person to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals, having won a bronze at the Beijing Games in 2008.

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