Yogeshwar, Sushil shine in International tourney in Itlay

New Delhi: The celebrated Indian wrestling duo of Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar sparkled on debut in new weight categories by winning a gold and silver medal respectively in the International Competition in Sassari city, Italy.

London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar won the gold medal in the 65kg category while two-time Olympic medallist Sushil won the silver in the 74kg division.

This was a strong performance by the Olympic Gold Quest-backed wrestlers in their first competitive tournament post the 2012 London Olympics.

With just over 50 days left for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the performance of both the wrestlers will be a huge boost to their confidence after a sabbatical to recuperate from injuries post the London Olympics.

At the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sushil will fight in the 74kg category whereas Yogeshwar will compete in the 65kg.

Sushil had won a bronze medal at Beijing 2008 and a silver medal at London 2012 in the 66kg category while Yogeshwar had won a bronze medal at London 2012 in the 60kg division.

OGQ had sent Sushil`s personal trainer to Italy along with him for the tournament.

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