London Olympics 2012 Wrestling: Yogeshwar Dutt qualifies for repechage round, in hunt for bronze

Updated: Aug 11, 2012, 18:39 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Update:Yogeshwar Dutt has qualified for the repechage round and will now contest for bronze medal. He will face Franklin Gomez Matos of Puerto Rico.

The match starts at 10:15 pm (IST).

India’s Yogeshwar Dutt lost the pre-quarterfinal bout to Besik Kudukhov (0-3) losing both the periods. He is now out of gold/silver medal contention.

If Kudukhov makes it to the final of the 60kg event then Dutt will compete in the repechage round for a bronze medal.

As it happened

Period 2: Dutt loses 0-2 and the bout.

Period 1: Besik Kudukhov won the toss and got the advantageous clinch position and got the first point. So, he now leads the bout 1-0.

The match is underway.

India’s Yogeshwar Dutt will face Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the pre-quarterfinals (Men`s 60kg Freestyle).

Earlier, the 29-year-old grappler overcame Anatolie Ilarionovitch of Bulgaria in the qualification round. Read here AS IT HAPPENED»

During the 2008 Beijing Games, he made it to the quarters where he lost to Kenichi Yumoto of Japan 3-6.

The match starts at 7:05 pm (IST)