Yogeshwar Dutt, Indian Wrestler Confirms his Silver Medal’s Upgrade for London Olympics

Yogeshwar Dutt, Indian Wrestler confirms his Silver Medal’s upgrade for London Olympics

Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has something to bring the smile on his fans after having a disappointing exist in Rio Olympics. His bronze medal earned from London Olympics has been upgraded to silver. The grappler has been stripped of his medal for consuming banned substance. Yogeshwar Dutt respectfully earned this medal at after Russia’s wrestler Besik Kudukhov’s, who successfully finished freestyle 60-kg event in Landon Olympics 2012. He confirmed this news on Tuesday through twitter. However, no official announcement has been announced yet from world body and IOC.


In Rio Olympics, India headed with doping charges for the wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt. This embarrassment was accomplished, Narsingh Yadav, another medal hope was caught with 4-year ban hardly 12 hours afore of his opening match. However, he attains a green signal from country’s anti-doping agency.

In accordance with flowrestling.org Russian Agency, Kudukhov, the 2 times Olympic medallist and 4 times world champion, who died in 2013 in a car crash, has also stripped off his silver medal. Thus, maintaining new rules in Rio Games, IOC (International Olympic Committee) re-tested Kudukhov’s collected sample at Landon 2012 Olympic, reports said.

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As per new and revised norms, these samples are stored for next 10 year to let it’s usage for the advanced tests to weed out dope cheats. Deadline for the re-test was made 8 years from the sample collection’s year. But, it is extended by 2 years by IOC in 2015.

After Yogeshwar Dutt’s confirmation from IOC, he will become the second who wins silver at Olympics after Sushil Kumar. Sushil Kumar, too, won the honor at the London Games but in the 66kg freestyle.