Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver medal
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the 2012 London Summer Olympics has been upgraded to silver.
This up gradation comes after second-place finisher and silver medalist late Besik Kudukhov from Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.
Kudukhov was found to have used a banned substance in a test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). He had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia.
As a result, Yogeshwar, who had bagged a bronze medal in men’s 60kg freestyle category in the London Games, has now joined Sushil Kumar as the other silver medalist wrestler from the 2012 Olympics.
With this upgradation, India’s silver medal tally in Olympics has gone to five. Silver medallists are wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012 London Olympics) and shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004 Athens Olympics) and Vijay Kumar (2012 London Olympics) and Shuttle PV Sindu (2016 Rio Olympics).