Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt’s factfile

August 12th, 2012 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS  

Sushil Kumar London, Aug 12 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt hit the headlines first in 2003 Commonwealth Championships by winning the gold, within five years of coming on the national scene.

Overcoming a career-threatening knee surgery, Yogeshwar won the 60 kg gold at the New Delhi 2010
Commonwealth Games.

The 29-year-old Indian, however, missed the Asian Games a month after the Delhi Games with a neck injury.

He however won a gold in the Asian Championship this year.

Yogeshwar worked hard for the London Olympics and is on a par with his childhood buddy Sushil Kumar, who won the bronze at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, at least for 14 hours.

Sushil will be fighting for a second Olympic medal Sunday.

Yogeshwar qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at an Asian qualification competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Yogeshwar Dutt’s success graph

2003: Gold (60kg) - Commonwealth Championships
2006: Bronze (60kg) - Doha Asian Games
2008: Gold (60kg) - Asian Championships
2010: Gold (60kg) - Delhi Commonwealth Games
2012: Gold (60kg) - Asian Championships

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