Happy to have ended India’s 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year’s World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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Indian wrestler Bajrang had to remain content with the silver medal after losing his final bout while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav clinched the bronze in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium on Monday.
Yogeshwar Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling after defeating Tajikistan'sZalimkhan Yusupov in a rip-roaring 65kg title contest to provide the country with its fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.
Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has pulled out of the forthcoming Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea to be held from September 19 - October 4, Wrestling Federation of India general secretary Raj Singh said the champion grappler had requested to be excused from all the remaining events of 2014, including the World Championships. The WFI had held trials for the Games on Wednesday.
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said Thursday that he worked hard on his strengths to win the gold here in the men`s freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesda
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.
After a long sabbatical, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will be spearheading the Indian challenge when they fight it out for the first time in their respective new weight categories at the Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy on May 30-31. The London Games medalists gave the Senior Asian Championship at Kazakhstan a miss last month.
Double Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar Tuesday said he was hoping to overcome the disappointment of missing the 2010 Guangzhou Games by winning a medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games starting Sep 19.
It was a tough decision to make ad two close friends decided not ot face each other in Olympics. After the FILA changed its weight categories, wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt were in danger of ending up in same category. Instead they decided to choose different categories and Sushil and Yogeshwar will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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