newswrestling4 months ago

PWL auction | Yogeshwar Dutt opts out, Ritu Phogat goes for more than Sakshi Malik

Yogeshwar Dutt will not figure in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League after the 2012 London Olympics medallist opted out of the auction owing to personal reasons. Bajrang Punia turned out the most expensive Indian buy at Rs 38 lakh by the Delhi franchise on Friday (Dec 16).
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newswrestling6 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt’s Olympics bronze won’t be upgraded to silver

Yogeshwar Dutt won't have his 2012 Olympic bronze medal upgraded to silver after the IOC decided to end the doping investigation on deceased wrestler Besik Kudukhov. The Russian had allegedly tested positive for a banned steroid when the IOC tested an old sample of the athlete.
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newswrestling8 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt might not get the gold medal after all!

The short-lived euphoria fuelled by media reports that Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympic bronze is set to be upgraded to Gold has been refuted by media reports. Fresh reports have revealed that Gold medallist, Toghrul Asgarov, who was alleged to have been found doping, has not even been tested so far.
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newswrestling8 months ago

Yogeshwar's Olympic Bronze to turn to Gold?

In a curious development, reports have surfaced that the Gold medalist at the 2012 Olympic event where Yogeshwar won bronze, has also tested positive. Given the silver-medalist had also tested positive earlier, reports suggest that Yogi's medal may be upgraded to Gold, but it is yet to be confirmed.
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newswrestling8 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt wants Russian wrestler's family to retain Silver medal

In a heartening show of sportsmanship, Yogeshwar Dutt has expressed his wish to let the family of Besik Kudukhov, who passed away in 2013 in a car crash, retain his Silver medal. The 33-year-old's 2012 Olympic Bronze is set to be upgraded to Silver after Kudukhov tested positive for banned drugs.
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newswrestling8 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympic Bronze to be converted to Silver

His wish to end on a high did not pan out at the Rio Olympics, but Yogeshwar Dutt received some unexpected help after his 2012 Olympic Bronze is set to be upgraded to Silver. The move comes after Russia’s Besik Kudukhov, who was the London silver-medalist, tested positive for banned drugs.
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newswrestling9 months ago

Yogeshwar Dutt : I wish to go out on a high

Amid all the turmoil happening in the Indian wrestling camp, Yogeshwar Dutt strikes a pose of calm determination as the 2012 bronze medalist gets ready to leave on a high. The wrestler admitted that this will his toughest outing but sent out a warning to his rivals about his “new moves” as well.
Prabu Thiruppathy
newswrestling9 months ago

Yogeshwar talks about rift between him and Sushil

Honor is not a mere word among India's wrestling community, and Yogeshwar Dutt believes that Sushil has somehow lessened his when he went to court for the Olympic quota. The Olympic medalist talked about how he has fallen out with Sushil Kumar and how the incident has affected Indian wrestling.
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newswrestlinga year ago

Yogeshwar slams Salman Khan after “Sultan” disrupts practice session

Yogeshwar Dutt was the first sportsperson to openly question IOA's decision to appoint Salman Khan as the Olympics ambassador, and he once again took to Twitter on Wednesday to criticize Salman after his film shoot disrupted Olympics practice session at the JLN Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Amlan Majumdar
reportwrestlinga year ago

Wrestler Hardeep books Rio Olympics berth

Following in the footsteps of Yogeshwar Dutt in freestyle wrestling, Hardeep won a surprise Olympic berth for India on Sunday in the 98kg category Greco-Roman wrestling after winning silver. Hardeep lost to China's Di Xiao in the final of Asian Olympics Qualification championship.
Arun S Kaimal