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Sushil to train young wrestlers at Indian Railway Academy

November 07, 2012 12:54 IST

London Games silver medallist Sushil Kumar is hoping to produce more Olympic medal winners at the newly-inaugurated Indian Railways Wrestling Academy.

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Sushil is the only Indian to win medals at consecutive Olympics. He has been named the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the academy in Kishanganj in New Delhi, which will dedicated to training upcoming wrestlers with the Indian Railways.

"I couldn't be happier. I am honoured to be presented with such an opportunity. We have so many talented wrestlers but very often due to lack of training and the right guidance our wrestlers aren't able to excel. I hope with this academy we can offer the right training to budding wrestler in the Indian Railways," Sushil said.

Sushil recently created history by winning the silver medal at the London Games this year, his second medal at the Olympics after he claimed bronze four years ago in Beijing. He was also presented the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in July 2009.

Also present with him on the occassion was Yogeshwar Dutt, who won the bronze medal in wrestling at the London Olympics.

Image: Sushil Kumar (right) with Yogeshwar Dutt at the inauguration of the Indian Railway Wrestling Academy in Delhi