YogiA day after his London Olympic Bronze medal upgraded to Silver, Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Wednesday refused to accept it, saying he still consider Russia’s Besik Kudukhov as a “great” wrestler.

Dutt’s upgradation comes after deceased Besik Kudukhov has been stripped off his medal for using banned substance.

As per Russian agency flowrestling.org, the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, has been found positive for dope test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

On Wednesday, Yogeshwar took to the micro blogging site Twitter, to comment on his silver medal elevation from the London 2012 Olympics. He said:

In London, Yogeshwar had lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Kudukhov. When the Russian wrestler reached the final, Yogeshwar got another opportunity for a podium finish in the repechage round – he defeated Franklin Gomez of Puerto Rico, Masoud Esmaeilpour of Iran and Ri Jong-myong of North Korea to claim bronze.

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