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India's Olympic heroes return home

August 27, 2008

After a resounding campaign at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the Indian contingent including the two bronze medallists boxer Vijender Singh and wrestler Sushil Kumar arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi late on Monday night.

The Indian contingent, which created history by winning as many as three medals including one gold was received by the Union Sports Minister M S Gill at the airport.

Director General Sports Authority of India Shyan Chatterjee along with other important officials of SAI were also present there.

Speaking to the media, Sushil Kumar exuded, "Although I have won bronze this time, I am confident of winning a gold medal in the forthcoming Asian and Commonwealth Games in addition to the London Olympics."

Thousands of fans gathered at the airport to welcome the heroes waving the tricolour and chanting slogans in praise of the Beijing Olympic heroes.

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