Yogeshwar Dutt, योगेश्वर दत्त, Indian wrestler won India's fifth medal and fourth bronze at London Olympics in Men's 60kg freestyle wrestling competition.
നൂറ് കോടി ജനങ്ങള്ക്ക് അഭിമാനമായി ഫയല്വാന് യോഗേശ്വര് ദത്ത് ഒരൊറ്റ രാത്രി നാലു പേരെ ഇടിച്ചുവീഴ്ത്തിയ ഒളിമ്പിക് ഗോദയില് നിന്നും നേടിയെടുത്തത് സ്വര്ണത്തിന്റെ നൂറിരട്ടി മാറ്റുള്ളൊരു വെങ്കലം.
Two decades of toil in wrestling and a progression from mud akharas to the modern day mat culminated in Olympic glory for lion-hearted Yogeshwar Dutt won the bronze medal for India.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated for winning bronze medal at the London Olympics, saying "Dutt showed true grit in his wonderful comeback in the recharge round," he showed "true grit" in his wonderful comeback in the repechage round.
Sports Minister Ajay Maken twitted that "'The hardest worker... the nicest guy... no one deserves it more' True for Yogeshwar, he deserved it!"
The Chief Minister of Haryana announced on 12 August 2012, a cash award of Rs 1 crore to the Olympic bronze medal winner who belongs to the State.
During the bouts Yogeshwar got injured his eye. He displayed stupendous power and stamina right through the day before prevailing over North Korea's Ri Jong Myong 3-1 in the third round of repechage.
Yogeshwar pulled off a stunning 'fitele' in the third and final round against Myong. "Fitele" is a term used by wrestlers when they twirl their opponent on their back a few times with great speed, to score match-winning six technical points.
Yogeshwar was inspired by Balraj Pehelwan and has taken to a Sport where the human effort is backed by scientific inputs.
Yogeshwar had qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at an Asian qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan where he lost to Iranian Mahmoud Masoud Esmaeilpour Jouybari (2-3, 0-1).
At the Olympics he had lost to the Russian B Kudukhov 1-0, 2-0 and was knocked out from the pre-quaterfinal round. He got a chance to contest in the repechage rounds as Kudukhov reached the finals of the event.
He finally beat his North Korean opponent to clinch the bronze medal (0-1, 1-0, 6-0). He was exceptional in the last round, and clinched it in just 1:02 minutes.
At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar overcame a career-threatening knee injury to win the 60kg title. Yogeshwar, who went past Australian Farzad Tarash (6-0, 7-0), South African Marius Loots (7-1) and England's Sasha Madyarchyk (4-4, 8-0) on his way to the final, came up with an exceptionally skillful performance to win the gold for India.
Yogeshwar represented India in the 60 kilogram wrestling freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He earned his berth for the Olympics by winning gold at the 2008 Asian championship in March 2008 held at Jeju City in South Korea. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Yogeshwar got a bye in the first round. In the pre-quarterfinals, he beat Kazakhstan's Baurzhan Orazgaliyev 8-3. Yogeshwar lost to Kenichi Yumoto of Japan 3-6 in the quarterfinals of the 60 kg freestyle event. He ranked 9th.
Yogeshwar had lost his father on August 3, 2006 just nine days before he boarded the flight to Doha for the Asian Games. He also sustained a knee injury, but despite all the emotional and physical trauma he managed to win the bronze in the 60 kilogram category at the 15th Asian Games at Doha.
At the Athens Olympics in 2004 Dutt took part in Wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 55 kg and stood 18th. At the Athens Olympics in 2004 Dutt took part in Wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle 55 kg and stood 18th.
Yogeshwar Dutt born on November 2, 1982 Sonipat District, Haryana, India. He is from a Brahmin family and his parents were teachers. He started wrestling from a very young age of 8 years. His inspiration was Balraj Pehlwan who was from his native village and he was trained under the guidance of coach Ramphal.