Karnataka govt to honour Olympic Medal winners on October 4

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Mysore, Sep 18(UNI) Olympic medal winners Abhinav Bindra(Shooting), Sushil Kumar (Wrestling) and Vijendra Singh (Boxing) will be honoured by the Karnataka Government on October Four to mark the beginning of the Annual Dasara Sports Meet here.

State Sports and Youth Services Commissioner Amar Kumar Pandey told newsmen that the trio would be felicitated with cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs to Abhinav and five lakhs each to Sushil and Vijendra for their achievement in the recently concluded Olympics in Beijing.

When asked whether Abhinav has confirmed his participation, Mr Pandey said that "we have extended invitation and still there is time for his confirmation." Abhinav family memers had expressed concern over security for participation in the function.

Mr Pandey said that more than 3000 sports persons are expected to participate in the three-day Meet being held in 18 disciplines.

Half Marathon, in which more than 1000 athletes are expected to participate, will be held on October Five. The Cycling race would be held this year for both Men and Women.

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