2016 Rio Olympics; Yogeshwar Dutt to represent India the 2nd time at the Olympics

Yogeshwar Dutt

Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has secured an Olympic quota place for India after making the final round of the men’s 65kg freestyle event on the second day of the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament.

Yogeshwar defeated Adam Batirov in the 6kg finals on Saturday.

Yogeshwar became the second Indian wrestler after Narsingh Yadav to book a berth for the Rio Games, to be held later this year.

The 33-year-old qualified for Olympics by virtue of reaching the final. The top two finishers in each weight category here are assured of a Rio berth.

En route the final, Yogeshwar put up a dominating show, winning all his three bouts.

Having defeated Kim Ju-song (North Korea) in qualification round 8-1, he got the better of Xuan Dinh Nguyen (Vietnam) by fall verdict 12-2 in quarters and then followed it up by beating Lee Seung-Chul of Korea 7-2 in his semifinal bout.

He won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s 60kg Freestyle wrestling.

Yogeshwar Dutt [Haryana Hammers] was one of the stars India wrestlers who featured at the maiden edition of the Professional Wrestling League held last December.


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