Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday congratulated Sushil Kumar on his winning the silver medal in the 66kg freestyle wrestling event at the London Olympic Games.

The Prime Minister said the nation is proud of Sushil Kumar, whose performance was a triumph of dedicated preparation, talent, and mental strength.

Sushil lost the final bout 1-3 to Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu.

Sushil became the first Indian sportsperson to win back-to-back individual Olympic medals, having won a bronze at the Beijing Games in 2008.

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