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Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal from the London Olympics has been upgraded to silver after second-place finisher late Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.
Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the London Olympics has been upgraded to silver after second-place finisher late Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.

In a latest development after Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal from the London Olympics has been upgraded to silver, few media reports now claimed that gold medallist Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan too had tested positive for prohibited substances and Yogeshwar could even get the gold medal!

However, there was no official confirmation of the same from the officials

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If the reports come true then Yogeshwar could be India’s second individual gold medallist after Abhinav Bindra.

Yogeshwar, who had bowed out in the first round of men’s 65kg freestyle at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games, had lost to Kudukhov in the pre-quarterfinals at London. But once the Russian advanced to the final, Yogeshwar got another chance in the repechage round and went on to win bronze.

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