It was a day full of cheers for India at Beijing 2008 Olympics. After Abhinav Bindra's Gold hunt, two Indian Bravehearts have done proud to India. Sushil Kumar has won Bronze Medal in the wrestling event. Another wrestler Vijender has already confirmed Bronze and will fight out for the silver tomorrow. The prize money has already started flooding in. Sushil gets Rs. 55 Lacs plus promotion from railways, 50 Lacs from Delhi government, Rs. 25 Lacs from Central government and another Rs. 20 Lacs from Ministry of Sports. There may be some more to come his way.
The showering of money on the winners in Olympics has seen new records in 2008 and is a good sign for India in the years to come. The money game has moved from Cricket to tennis and now to Olympics. I am sure this would encourage more and more Indians to sought for a career in Olympic games. Win a medal and you can be assured of a secured financial future. More and more parents would now start sending their children's to learn boxing, swimming and other Olympic activities. I can visualize that after a period of say 12-16 years, India will stand at among top ten countries in terms of medal count. Cheers!