Not sure if I should be happy about London silver after Rio loss, says Yogeshwar Dutt


Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt might receive Silver Medal by Wrestling Federation of India for London Olympics which was held in 2012.

Dutt could not able to get any medal at the Rio Olympics this time despite of his efforts. Yogeshwar Dutt said, “I have some good news to share with the country. But I am not sure whether to be happy or sad”.

In 2012, Yogeshwar Dutt received the bronze medal from London Olympics. Now, the reports revealed that his bronze medal might change into silver. On twitter Grappler said, “He wanted to dedicate the honour to the country.”

The reports revealed that Russia’s player Besik Kudukhov who received second position in the 60-kg freestyle event in the 2012 Olympics tested positive for a banned substance.

“Don’t know whether to feel happy or sad about this news,” Yogeshwar said.

“The Russian wrestler who won silver is dead now. I have never thought of such things, to get benefits out of someone’s misery. But I have been told of the reports of him failing the dope test. But it has not been made official yet,” 33-year-old wrestler said.

“London was four years ago, it is my past. Now I’ve been told my medal will become silver. It doesn’t change much for me,” he said.

Fans of Yogeshwar Dutt will get happy if he receives silver medal for the country.

“It will be some good news for my supporters, fans of wrestling and the country who were all disappointed by my loss in Rio this time. Even I was very disappointed, you work hard for years and then you fail to perform when it matters,” he said.

The decision will be taken by International Olympic Committee. They are investigating the issue and retesting the samples of Russia player by using special technique.

Three wrestlers including Gold medallist Kudukhov, Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan have failed the dope test.

In 2013, Kudhukhov  had beaten Yogeshwar Dutt in the pre-quarterfinals in London Olympics got died in car crash.

Dutt said, “His next big tournaments will be the Asian Championships which will be held in New Delhi next May and the World Championships that is scheduled to be played in Paris in August.”

“Next Olympics is out of question for me so my next big focus is on the Asian and the World Championships,” he confirmed.

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