Yogeshwar Dutt's Bronze from London Olympics 2012 will not turn to Gold – Here's why!

Yogeshwar Dutt had earlier 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.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2016, 09:13 AM IST
Yogeshwar Dutt's Bronze from London Olympics 2012 will not turn to Gold – Here's why!

New Delhi: Yogeshwar Dutt's Bronze medal from London Olympics 2012 will not turn to gold as United World Wrestling (UWW) on Tuesday said that gold medallist Togrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan has not tested positive for banned substances.

UWW on Tuesday quashed all speculations about Yogi getting a Gold medal.

“Contrary to news reports, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Togrul Asgarov has never been in violation of UWW’s anti-doping policy,” UWW, the governing body of world wrestling, confirmed on Twitter.

However, Yogi's medal is set to be upgraded to Silver once his sample from 2012 Games are retested.

The star wrestler had earlier 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.

Yogeshwar lost against against Mongolia's Ganzorigiina Mandakhnaran in his first round bout at Rio Olympics 2016.