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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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.
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.
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.
India's wrestling chances has come under jeopardy once again after FILA dropped a weight category in freestyle wrestling on Tuesday tweaking the existing ones. The 20-year-old Amit, is expected to move from 55 to 57kg and one among Sushil and Yogeshwar will move for the one remaining lightweight spot (65kg).
Wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt are likely to miss the Asian Wrestling Championship due to injury concerns. Reserve wrestlers Amit Dhankar and Bajrang are set to replace them.
India's wrestling icons Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt Thursday said they won't hesitate to return their Olympic medals if it helps the sport stay at the 2020 Games.
The International Olympic Council has stripped Wrestling out of the 2020 Olympics and Ramesh Srivats thinks India must fight it out. Here's why..
There was a time when the term sporting heroes was restricted to cricketers. Even though the likes of P.T. Usha and Milkha Singh inspired a generation, there was a void for decades. It is here that the year 2012 will go down in history books as the period which brought in a change in the Indian sports scenario.
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