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JSW announces Rs 5 lakh cash award to grappler Narsingh Yadav


Mumbai:  JSW Sports that supports wrestler Narsingh Yadav and seven other Indian grapplers, who were part of the squad at the recently-held World Championship in Las Vegas, today announced a cash award of Rs five lakh to him for winning a bronze medal in the USA.

“Narsingh Yadav has become the first wrestler from India to book a quota for the Olympic Games through the World Championships in a difficult weight category. We are all proud of his fantastic achievement and are committed to providing him every kind of support to ensure that he has the perfect platform to excel at the Rio Olympics. As a token of appreciation, he will be given a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh,” said JSW Sports CEO Mustafa Ghouse at a media conference here today with the wrestler in attendance.

JSW has been supporting Mumbai-born Yadav for the last two years by providing him with foreign exposure, training, apparel, supplements and access to a team of physios.

Yadav asserted winning the quota place for Rio will help him concentrate now on ironing out his faults.

“Winning a quota with almost a year to go for the Olympics is a great thing. I can use this time now for preparing myself fully and with single-minded determination. I do not need to compete in any qualifiers and can use this time to weed out my mistakes and improve in certain key areas that my coaches have identified,” he said.

The other wrestlers in the World Championship squad supported by JSW are: Bajrang Punia, Amit Kumar, Arun Kumar (men), Babita Kumari, Geeta Phogat, Vinesh and Navjot.

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