The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) today announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh to Sushil Kumar, who won a historic silver at the London Olympics, while Yogeshwar Dutt and boxer Mary Kom will receive a sum of Rs 7 lakh each for their bronze medal effort.

With his silver in 66kg freestyle category, Sushil Kumar yesterday became the first Indian to win back-to-back individual medals in the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza. He had won a bronze in Beijing four years ago.

IFFCO also declared a sum of Rs 2 lakh to the other participants of the wrestling contingent including Narsingh Panchim Yadav, Amit Kumar and Geeta Phogat, a release from the organisation said.

The coaches of Sushil Kumar and M C Mary Kom will get a sum of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively, it added.

“IFFCO as a farmer’s organisation supports all kind of rural sports and it feels great to honour these players who have made name for India in the Olympics,” Managing Director of IFFCO, U S Awasthi, said.

(This article was published on August 13, 2012)
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