After Rio disappointment, Yogeshwar Dutt receives boost with London 2012 medal upgrade
Yogeshwar Dutt moved up from bronze to silver and joined Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar as another silver medallist from the 2012 Olympics.
New Delhi: Ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday confirmed that his Bronze medal from London Olympics 2012 had been upgraded to Silver.
The move came after runners-up from the 2012 Games, deceased Besik Kudukhov of Russia, was found positive for dope test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt confirms his 2012 London Olympics Bronze medal is upgraded to Silver after Russia’s Besik Kudukhov failed dope test
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 30, 2016
Yogi, who defeated Jong Myong Ri of North Korea in the bronze medal match of the 60kg wrestling competition, took to Twitter to express his thoughts.
आज सुबह पता चला की मेरा olympic medal upgrade हो कर Silver medal हो गया है। ये मेडल भी देशवासियों को समर्पित हैं pic.twitter.com/S6qxNHW9Po
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 30, 2016
Multiple reports confirmed that Besik had used banned substances.
As per Russian agency, flowrestling.Org, 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.
Yogi has thus joined Sushil Kumar, Vijay Kumar as another silver medallist from the 2012 Olympics.