Sports ministry to felicitate Olympic medallists today

first_imgThe Union sports ministry would honour the six London Olympic medallists who made the countrys biggest medal haul at the recently concluded biggest sports extravaganza at a grand ceremony in the national capital on Thursday. The medallists — wrestler Sushil Kumar, shooter Vijay Kuamar (both silver medallists), boxer M.C. Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and shooter Gagan Narang (bronze medallists) — who were part of the India’s most successful Olympic campaign would be felicitated and given cash rewards for their performances at the London Games. These athletes were expected to be present at the felicitation ceremony along with their close relatives and coaches. The Olympic medallists, with the other members of Indias Olympic contingent, would first march to Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in open jeeps and pay floral tributes at the war memorial. Sports Minister Ajay Maken would hand over cash rewards to the medal winners.last_img read more