London 2012 Bronze upgraded to Silver, says Yogeshwar Dutt

first_imgWrestler Yogeshwar Dutt today confirmed that his 2012 Olympics Bronze medal has been upgraded to Silver after reports suggested that Besik Kudukhov of Russia, who had earlier won the Silver at the London Games, has been stripped off his medal for using banned substance. (Rio 2016: Yogeshwar Dutt failure marks India’s poor Olympic campaign)?? ? ? ?? ? olympic medal upgrade ? ? Silver medal ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ?? ? ?????? pic.twitter.com/S6qxNHW9Po Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 30, 2016Jo likha hota hai, wo hoke rehta hai: Yogeshwar Dutt on elevation to silver from ’12 London Games bronze medal pic.twitter.com/clU2GjCi5X ANI (@ANI_news) August 30, 2016Yogeshwar now joins wrestler Sushil Kumar and shooter Vijay Kumar as India’s Silver medallists from the London Games. However, the United World Wrestling, the sport’s governing body, is yet to confirm the upgrade.Meanwhile, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has written to the United World Wrestling, seeking a confirmation on the development and they are expecting a clarification today.  RUSSIAN WRESTLER TESTS POSITIVEAccording to Russian agency flowrestling.org, the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, has been found positive in a dope test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).The result of the sample was out a couple of months back but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not make it public because of the Rio Olympics that concluded on August 21. Yogeshwar, who bagged a Bronze in Men’s 60kg Freestyle in London, had bowed out in the first round of Men’s 65kg Freestyle in Rio. (Rio 2016: Sakshi Malik becomes first female among four Indian wrestlers to win Olympic medal)advertisementlast_img

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