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Yogeshwar Dutt’s Bronze For India to Turn Silver

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The bronze medal won by him in during the 2012 London Games is set to be upgraded to silver. The late Besik Kudukhov (60kg) of Russia will lose his silver medal for testing positive for doping, reported Flo Wrestling.

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Kudukhov died in a car accident at the age of 27 in Russia in 2013. However, ahead of the Rio Games this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-tested the four-time world champion’s sample, which was collected during the London Games. So Yogeshwar becomes the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic silver medal. The first was Sushil Kumar in the same edition in the 66kg category.

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