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Indian Wrestling Champion: Yogeshwar Dutt

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Yogeshwar Dutt hails from Haryana and has worked his way to be considered one of the best wrestlers in the world. He started wrestling when he was eight years old. He has won several medals at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

His best effort at the Asian Games came this year in Incheon where he clinched gold in the 65-Kg freestyle category. He had earlier won bronze in the 2006 Doha Asiad.

At the Olympics, he tasted his first success when he won bronze at the 2012 London games in the 60-Kg freestyle category.

Awards:
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award – 2012
Padma Shri – 2013.

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