Yogeshwar Dutt is vastly becoming the face of Indian Wrestling as he is winning medals after medal in the tournaments which he participates. After winning the Asian Games Gold, he has set his sights on the elusive World Championship Gold Medal, which is missing from his cabinet and to earn a direct qualification for the 2016 London Olympics. Here are the five memorable moments of Yogeshwar Dutt’s Career.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s First Ever Medal
Yogeshwar stepped into the ring representing India when he was 18 in the 2003 London Commonwealth Wrestling Championship just to fill away the numbers. Initially no one gave him a chance to progress to the next round. But he surprised everyone across the world when he went on all the way to strike Gold medal for his country. It was Yogeshwar Dutt’s first medal representing India and it will be a moment he will look to cherish for a long time.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s First Asian Games Medal
After missing out on the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar Dutt was determined to prove himself in the Doha Asian Games which took place few months after the completion of the CWG. His hard work almost paid off as he lost in the semi-finals and settled for Bronze medal. It was when Yogeshwar Dutt stepped up his game and took it yet another level.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s First Commonwealth Games Medal
Yogeshwar Dutt missed out a chance to represent India in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He kept on working on his game and later got a chance to represent India in the 2010 Commonwealth Games at his own backyard. He didn’t face any difficulty as he wrestled is way to the top of the podium as he won his first Gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s Olympic Medal
Olympic Medal is a dream for each and every athlete who represent their country. The same applies to Yogeshwar Dutt as well. He qualified for the 2012 London Olympics and set his eyes on winning an Olympic Medal. He worked hard for it but he was faltered in the semis and was qualified for the repechage round from where he qualified for the Bronze medal match and won the Bronze medal for his country.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s Asian Games Gold
After missing out in the 2010 Asian Games due to injury, Yogeshwar came back in 2014 and claimed the Gold medal that belonged to him. He was near to perfection in all of his bouts and trashed his opponents who came his way to win the Gold medal. Before winning Gold Medal at the Incheon Asian Games, Yogeshwar Dutt also won the Gold medal in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.