One of India’s brightest medal hopes, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s journey in Rio Olympics got over in just six minutes, losing to Mongolia’s Mandakhnaran Ganzorigiin in his very first bout. Dutt, who won a bronze medal at the London Olympics four years ago, was always going to face difficulty in this Olympics as the world wrestling body had merged the 60kg category, in which he won at London, with the 66kg to make for a 65 kg class.
The hope was for Ganzorigiin to make it to the final, so that Dutt gets a shot at bronze medal through the repechage. That, however, did not happen, with the Mongolian losing to Russia’s Soslan Ramonov in the third round.
As expected fans were disappointed and took to Twitter to express their frustration on the wrestler. Here are some of the reactions:
#YogeshwarDutt ur still r hero🇮🇳 some time u win some time u learn
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 21, 2016
— KJ (@kjagadeesan93) August 21, 2016
#YogeshwarDutt was spewing venom against Salman Khan only, But was silent over selection of Neeta Ambani & AR Rahman, HYPOCRITE LOSER!!!!
— Parth (@Parth_Dil_Se) August 21, 2016
— sunil yadav (@sunil238174) August 21, 2016
That Moment when you miss Sushil Kumar !! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Lolwale (@sabkilengayab) August 21, 2016
— RunKeralaRun (@ajzalmuneem) August 21, 2016
It's OK, #YogeshwarDutt.
You lost to Mongolia.
Even the Chinese lost to them.
Forced them to build a giant wall!
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 21, 2016
Wel well I waited from 1st day of this guy to wrestle and seriously what was that? :(( #YogeshwarDutt
— Sumeet Bhatia 🇮🇳 (@sumeetbhatia_11) August 21, 2016