Yogeshwar Dutt is an Indian freestyle Olympic wrestler, born on 2 November 1982. In the year of 2012 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 60 kg category. He was also awarded by the government of India , the Padma Shri just after 2012 , in the year 2013. He won gold medals in 2010 and 2014 at the Commonwealth Games of Asia. Yogeshwar is one of only among total of 5 male wrestlers in India to win an Olympic medal.
Early life and Education
Dutt first started wrestling at the age of only eight in his village and idolized Balraj Pehlwan. He got trained by his coach named Ramphal during his childhood. Yogeshwar lost his father on 3 August in the year 2006. Just nine days before he boarded in flight for Doha in the Asian Games. He also suffered by a knee injury during his journey. But despite all the emotional and physical trauma’s, he still stood up after this tough situation. He managed to win the bronze in the 60 kg category at the 15th Asian Games at Doha.
Career and achievements in Olympic
Yogeshwar also got qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal and gold medal at the Asian Games qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan where he lost to his opponent Iranian Masoud Esmaeilpour (2–3, 0–1) in the final.
In his first repechage around he went on to beat Franklin Gómez of Puerto Rico with a score of total of 1–0, 1–0. Dutt won against his opponent, by winning the toss on both occasions to earn a position in clinch. Yogeshwar then scored 7–5 to beat Masoud Esmaeilpour with a total point of counted points 3–1 in Repechage Round 2.9. Yogeshwar Dutt also won the Gold which is of 65 kg catagory in freestyle wrestling by defeating his opponent Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan in the finals at the Asian games 2014. Dutt won a closely fought final 1–0. Dutt again defeated his opponent from China in the semi-final by Fall of another where he fought bout in which Dutt was trailing almost till the end