New Delhi: In what would be a remarkable achievement, ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's Bronze medal from London Olympics might turn into Gold.
A source told Hindustan Times on Friday that Yogi will likely get the gold medal after the winner in his 60kg event at the 2012 London Olympics tested positive in a doping examination.
The development has come a day after Yogeshwar confirmed that his Bronze medal has been upgraded to Silver, after Besik Kudukhov, who died in a car crash in 2013, was tested positive for a banned substance.
As a result of this, the Russian will be stripped off his medal.
The source also told the newspaper that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is yet to officially communicate the news of gold medallist Toghrul Asgarov’s positive dope test to the United World Wrestling (UWW).
The fans will have to however wait as Dutt’s samples, taken during the 2012 Games, will also be tested before confirming the upgrade of his medal to gold.
It would be a great news if Yogi gets the gold medal after his first-round exit in recently concluded Rio Olympics 2016.
Yogeshwar lost against against Mongolia's Ganzorigiina Mandakhnaran in his first round bout.