Published On : Tue, Aug 30th, 2016

I dedicate my silver medal to the nation: Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar Dutt
New Delhi/Magpur:
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt today confirmed that his London Games men’s 60kg freestyle bronze medal has upgraded to silver.

“Today, I came to know that my Olympic medal has been upgraded to silver. I dedicate this medal to the nation,’ Yogeshwar tweeted.

The development came after the silver medallist from the 2012 Games — deceased Besik Kudukhov of Russia — was stripped off his medal for using banned substance. As per Russian agency, the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, has been found positive for dope test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

As a result, Yogeshwar, who had bagged a bronze medal in men’s 60kg freestyle category in London Games, moved up from bronze to silver and join Sushil Kumar as another silver medalist from the 2012 Olympics.