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Freestyle wrestler Sushil can now fly free on SpiceJet

Chennai, Aug 20 (UNI) SpiceJet Limited today announced that India's freestyle wrestler Sushil Kumar would be accorded the company's 'Flying for Life' recognition in appreciation of his Bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics today, only the second podium honour for India after shooter Abhinav Bindra's historic feat.

Sushil, who bagged the bronze in 66 kg category, can now travel free on SpiceJet's domestic network all his life, a press release here said.

Samyukth Sridharan, Chief Commercial Officer,SpiceJet Limited said, ''We are delighted that Indians are making their mark in various disciplines in the ongoing Olympics. Sushil Kumar's feat is also remarkable in the sense that he is the second Indian wrestler to win a medal after Kashabha Jadhav who won it in the 1952 Helsinki Games.

Sportsmen like Sushil Kumar and Abhinav Bindra have paved the path for more success to follow, he added.


Story first published: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 22:03 [IST]
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