I am delighted, says Sushil


In an unprecedented move, the government this year decided to confer Khel Ratna on three sportspersons -- woman boxer MC Marykom, Beijing bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh and Sushil.

Sushil said the recognition would be a huge fillip for wrestling in India and the country can look forward to more medals in future.

“I am delighted. It’s an honour and great moment of pride to receive Khel Ratna award from the President,” Sushil said.

“With this award, I can say that the game has finally found its rightful place in the country and I am confident that we will bring more medals for the country in future ahead.

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