Yogeshwar Dutt Dedicates His Upgraded London Olympics Silver Medal To The Nation
Indian Olympic medallist and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt might have had a disappointing stint at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics, but he has something to lift up his spirits. Dutt’s bronze medal, which he won at the 2012 London Games, is set to be upgraded to silver. The unexpected upgrade has been triggered by a positive dope test of the silver winner in the 60-kg freestyle event in London – Russia’s Besik Kudukhov.
In London, Yogeshwar had lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Kudukhov. When the Russian wrestler reached the final, Yogeshwar got another opportunity for a podium finish in the repechage round – he defeated Franklin Gomez of Puerto Rico, Masoud Esmaeilpour of Iran and Ri Jong-myong of North Korea to claim bronze.
Earlier, Yogeshwar had refused to comment on the issue. But on Tuesday evening the wrestler said, "Jo likha hota hai, wo hoke rehta hai (What's written in the stars is bound to happen)."