New Delhi: Despite his first-round exit from Rio Olympics 2016, fans of ace Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt were delighted after reports which claimed that his Bronze medal from London Olympics 2016 will be 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).
But, according to a report in The Times of India, the Russian Wrestling Federation possibly dashed the wrestler's hopes by claiming that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had dropped the investigation against Kudukhov, who died in a car crash in 2013.
A senior Wrestling Federation of India official however told that they had not received any official communication in this matter recently .
“We had received only one communication so far that Kudukhov had tested positive and Yogeshwar's samples from 2012 would be tested before reaching any decision.But this was before the Rio Olympics. Post that there has been no communication in this regard," the official said.
The star wrestler had earlier confirmed that his Bronze medal has been upgraded to Silver, after Kudukhov was tested positive for a banned substance.
आज सुबह पता चला की मेरा olympic medal upgrade हो कर Silver medal हो गया है। ये मेडल भी देशवासियों को समर्पित है pic.twitter.com/S6qxNHW9Po
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 30, 2016
The Russian was expected to be stripped off his medal for the same.
Yogeshwar lost against against Mongolia's Ganzorigiina Mandakhnaran in his first round bout at Rio Olympics 2016.