Sushil Kumar gets India its second medal at Beijing Olympics

August 20, 2008

Sushil KumarIndia is no longer the “one-medal nation”. Sushil Kumar ensured that by winning a bronze medal on Wednesday, just a week after shooter Abhinav Bindra struck gold in Beijing.

Kumar beat Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in a bronze medal bout of the men’s 66kg freestyle wrestling event.

Bindra had won India’s first ever individual Olympic gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle event on August 11.

And another medal is assured with Indian pugilist Vijender Kumar surviving in the boxing event.

On Wednesday, Sushil Kumar became the first Indian to win a wrestling medal at the Olympics since 1952.

Join us in congratulating him.

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congaratulations

Posted by Akash Ahuja | Report as abusive

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat. beer party tonite.

Posted by Vineet | Report as abusive

Two heroes for India – Abhinav and Sushil. We’ll do even better in the nest Olympics.

Posted by Akshay Kaul | Report as abusive

Congrats, Sushil as you became the first Indian to win a wrestling medal at the Olympics since 1952.

Posted by Manoj M | Report as abusive

hey congrats man!!!!!!
u made India proud.
hats off!!!

Posted by Arun | Report as abusive

congratsssssssssss………. U ensure india’s victory in olympic……. this is hte best gift for us after the celebration of independence day……

Posted by prabakaran | Report as abusive

Its Great !!!
Its an extraordinary achievement.

Congrats.

Posted by Kannan | Report as abusive

Carrying hopes of a Billion people and then winning a medal in olympic really makes you a great man. We are proud of you. A BILLION congratulations to you. Thanks a lot …. :)

hey
that`s very cool man. thanks to u for giving such a moment on which all india can proud. congrtulation yaar! mind blowing!keep it up!

Posted by sachin | Report as abusive

Kudos to Bindra and Sushil…. well done guys.

hey welldone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
u done that,really your success is more admirable than others.before starting of olympics, media everyone were focusing on publicity of other sports like tenis,shooting…..etc that’s why your success is appreciable ,really m very very proudful…..
enjoy!!!!!!!!!cheers…..

Posted by Deepak Naikwade | Report as abusive

you made the country proud…. Thanks……!:)

Posted by Amit | Report as abusive

Well done Sushil!!! You have made us all proud. You deserve rich accolades

Posted by Praveen | Report as abusive

congratulations.. susheel ..
it’s a great achievement in individual event
in future we will get some more medals in olympics

Posted by prasad | Report as abusive

sushil You are Awesom Man of INDIA The Nation Proud of You.

Posted by vijay | Report as abusive

Congratulations Sushil…..
you’ve made all Indians proud.

Posted by SP | Report as abusive

I am very thankful to u made all of us to lift our head with dignity.

Posted by sureshkumar | Report as abusive

Congrats Buddy!!!
You have made us all proud….

Posted by Vani | Report as abusive

congrats.. mettlesome .. all the best for future endeavors

Posted by hari | Report as abusive

Congrats man! you made us all proud… I am proud to be an indian!! jai hind!!

Posted by jomon | Report as abusive

great….
cheers man………..!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by abdul mujeeb | Report as abusive

Congrates man..
You’ve made history

Posted by Vipul Jain | Report as abusive

Great, really great.
Magnificient achievement.

Congrats and all the best for your future GOLD.
You made us Proud.

Posted by Shanmuganathan | Report as abusive

Congraaatzzzzzzzzz.. you have made India proud.. keep it up…

Posted by Rashy | Report as abusive

Wonderful, Great acheivement. You made every Indian proud.

Posted by JSK | Report as abusive

Please get Gold in the next Olympics. Thanks a lot for this medal and your world record. Congratulations too.

Posted by Sasidhar | Report as abusive

Chorre ne katti lath gadd diye .. You made INDIA PROUD. This medal will turn into many golds in future.

Posted by Sunil Joon | Report as abusive

Congratulations! India is rising again!!!

Posted by s | Report as abusive

Heartiest Congratutions.
You have done India proud.

Posted by Aniket Wagre | Report as abusive

Well done sushil . We proud to you .

Posted by Tarun Kumar | Report as abusive

Congrats Susheel,

You have done it… Which the fame people can’t… All the best…

1.2 billion CONGRATULATIONS. JAI HIND.

Posted by Parvinder | Report as abusive

rofl 2 medals… i guess u need a hug

Posted by Idian noob | Report as abusive

YOU ROCK MAN…GREAT WORK

YOU ROCK MAN…GREAT JOB

Great job hope god will help you to get gold next time…..don’t look for money…..you concentrate for other…events

First Shooting….Today Wrestling…Boxing the Next….
Hereafter anyone comments on Indian sportmen, Punch on his face strongly…India making glory without proper infrastructure..

Posted by Sathish | Report as abusive

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
U HAVE BEEN A GREAT MOTIVATION FOR ALL INDIANS. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GOOD NEWS FROM INDIA. KEEP IT UP. By the way my dad’s name is also Sushil kumar :)))1st time he is so proud of his name :))))…..
God bless you..

Posted by sudipta | Report as abusive

Great work Sushil!! And today you have made the whole nation proud. So has Vijender. Congrats to him too… But can the government and the sponsers take a look at these guys and others who are hiding in obscurity?? Please stop making India a one-game (read cricket) nation!!

Posted by Moon | Report as abusive

Hey .. Congrats Dude ..
U may do even better next time ..

Later ..

Posted by Sajid | Report as abusive

Congratulations Sushil. I hope the government rewards more then adequately. You make me very proud to be an Indian. Thank you.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Good start Sushil.many more to go.
Hearty Congratulations

-Ravi

We are proud of you Sushil kumar!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your win! This should be great moment in your life – I hope the state and central government assure you with rewards……

I made us feel proud!!!!!!!

Posted by sudarshan | Report as abusive

Well Done! Looks like we are developing sports too. It just amazing how good economy can be a catalyst for so many good things.

Posted by Neo | Report as abusive

Amazing win…
Congratulations…

Posted by Prasanna | Report as abusive

Congratulations Sushil! you have made Indians proud, and thank for helping us get out of a one sport nation.

Posted by Vivek Suri | Report as abusive

Well done Sushil Bhai. Very proud to see you win despite all the hardships that you had with work and training. You are the man.

Posted by Thiagarajan Ramadoss | Report as abusive

I think its time for we the Indians to awaken up and win in Olympics. These two Heroes should be inspiration model for the new youth of the nation.
Go Guys.. Go Gold.

Posted by naveen | Report as abusive

Nation is proud of u sushil

way to go! make us proud over and again!!

Posted by Sreejith | Report as abusive

Great work Sushil….

Looks like Abhinav has brought fortune for my country when he won Gold and now its raining and raining – succes and medals for Sushil and Vijendar.

Come on Country.. Just keep going. I wish we touch double figures some how.

Hey Govt. of India – invest more in your athletes and let the world know more about India.

Thanks!
Amit Kabotra
http://www.kabotragroup.com

Indian cricketers – Please see and learn the hard work from indian olymbic winners – they are the real sports heroes for india – Indian Cricketers – please stop advertising and take the sports Seriously and play for our nation, please do not play for money………….

Except Dhoni – No indian cricketers Congratulated the olymbic medal winners – shame on them…………..

Posted by venkatesh | Report as abusive

U rock sushil..
I had tears when i saw ur win..
God bless.. Great win for our country.. Thanks to u man..

Posted by Shalini | Report as abusive

Beijing 2008 has is turning out to be a truly remarkable experience for Indian sports.Sushil Kumar,Abhinav Bindra and Haryana Boxers have proved that India has made its mark on global sports arena.If everything goes well and atheletes get all the necessary encouragement and training,India will surely improve its performances to win a bumper crop of medals at London 2012 Olympic games.
It is high time some corporate groups take some social responsibility by setting aside a substantial sum to be allocated to deserving candidates.It is only then we will be able to see Indian athletes perform at par with their global counterparts.

Posted by Lalit | Report as abusive

Beijing 2008 is turning out to be a truly remarkable experience for Indian sports.Sushil Kumar,Abhinav Bindra and ferocious boxers from Haryana have proved beyond doubt that India has made its mark on global sports arena.If everything goes well and atheletes get all the necessary encouragement and training,India will surely improve its performances to win a bumper crop of medals at London 2012 Olympic games.It is high time some corporate groups take some social responsibility by setting aside a substantial sum to be allocated to deserving candidates.It is only then we will be able to see Indian athletes perform at par with their global counterparts.

Posted by Lalit | Report as abusive

Sushil Bhai Nay Apne Virodhi ko Dhul Chatai
or Bharat desh ko Beijing 2008 main shandaar,jaandar or majedaar jeet dilai.Iske liyeh Sushil Bhai ko bahut bahut or dher saari badhai.

Posted by Lalit | Report as abusive

congrajulations sir you have made INDIA proud yet again, all the best for your future achievements

Hey Congrats all the medallist who has made us proud of being an indian. Now only the option is that we can only improve now onwards. so, sudhil, abhinav and Vijender remember we have to improve day by day and now me have to multiply these medals and show the world we are not way back of them….
Cheers all of you:):)

Posted by Chandrakant | Report as abusive

I’m sushil’s neighbor cum friend, i just want to say that no body can do it that sushil has done for INDIA after 56 year in wrestling really you are such a real HERO…!

Posted by Ajay Kumar | Report as abusive

Great Time Dear Sushil you have great job for our great Country. Again i congurlate you.

Posted by sushil | Report as abusive

SUSHIL KUMAR,

AS THE SAYING GOES, YOU ARE TRULY” ONE IN A BILLION”.
SALUTATIONS TO YOU. YOU HAVE ACHIEVED SUCCESS BY SHEER BRILLIANCE AND HARDWORK. I WISH MORE SPONSORS COME FORWARD TO ENCOURAGE SUCH SPORTSMEN WHO WOULD MAKE INDIA PROUD.IF, ATLEAST A FRACTION OF THE MONEY THAT IS SPENT ON CRICKET, GOES TO OTHER SPORTS, WE WOULD HAVE MANY MORE SUSHIL KUMARS. MAYBE BCCI COULD DIVERT SOME OF ITS FUNDS TO OTHER SPORTING BODIES IN INDIA.

RAVI