Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt showed a beautiful gesture when he took to Twitter to say that he wants Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov’s family to keep the silver medal that he won at the London Olympics.
अगर हो सके तो ये मेडल उन्ही के पास रहने दिया जाए। उनके परिवार के लिए भी सम्मानपूर्ण होगा। मेरे लिए मानवीय संवेदना सर्वोपरि है।
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 31, 2016
Besik Kudukhov had originally won the silver medal in 2012 but was later found positive for dope test and as a result of Dutt, who had won a bronze at London, was all set to see his bronze medal upgraded to silver. The news was confirmed by Yogeshwar through Twitter two days back, but on Wednesday (August 31), the 33-year-old tweeted that he wants the medal to be with Kudukhov’s family.
Kudukhov, a four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist, had died in a car accident in 2013. His samples from the London games were retested and were found positive for a banned substance.
Dutt’s gesture won each and every fans’ heart and as expected they showered praise on Dutt for his exemplary sportsmanship.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Arun Yadav (@mparunyadav) August 31, 2016
— The Logical Indian (@LogicalIndians) August 31, 2016
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt offers Russian wrestler Kudukhov's family to keep the medal out of respect. Exemplary sportsmanship.
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) August 31, 2016
— Vikas Chaudhary (@vikeyc) August 31, 2016
— Discovery Channel IN (@DiscoveryIN) August 31, 2016
— Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 31, 2016
— ruchi kokcha (@ruchikokcha) August 31, 2016
— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) August 31, 2016
By refusing to accept Silver medal, #YogeshwarDutt has won a Gold medal. A standing ovation to u from 125 Cr Indians.
— Abdulla Madumoole (@AMadumoole) August 31, 2016
— hussein (@wisehussein) August 31, 2016
Yogeshwar Dutt – You've made us more proud than a Silver ever could. pic.twitter.com/Rn1lgzpPFG
— Micromax India (@Micromax_Mobile) August 31, 2016