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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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