Yogeshwar Dutt

  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 2 days ago

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: India wrestlers go for glory in Incheon Yesterday

    Sushil Kumar may be missing but led by the other Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt the team hopes to rewrite history. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes Incheon gold Yesterday

    Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt leads the team into battle in the absence of double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar. ...
  • Asian Games 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon 2 days ago

    The 14 gold medals India won at Guangzhou four years ago was the country's best show ever at the Asian Games. And though the list of athletes has gone through some serious chopping before arriving at the final size of the contingent, hopes of improving the medal haul at Incheon...
  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought 3 days ago

    With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28-year-long wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • We can win 4-5 medals at Asian Games, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt August 28, 2014

    Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win four-to-five medals, including gold, at the upcoming Asian Games. "We did well at the Commonwealth Games. We are working hard and hopefully will do better in the Asian Games. We can win four-to-five medals...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Wrestling World Championships August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Star grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have decided to skip the FILA World Wrestling Championships to be held next month in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to avoid injuries and preserve themselves for the upcoming Asian Games. Sushil and Yogeshwar, who won a gold each in men's 74kg and 65kg freestyle...
  • Proud feeling to win a medal in Glasgow, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt August 8, 2014

    Yogeshwar won gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Sushil Kumar proud of India's wrestling performance at CWG August 5, 2014

    Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, Amit Kumar made sure that Indian wrestling continues to be on the upswing and, in all, five gold and six silver and two bronze were surely impressive at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt likely to miss World Championships for Asian Games August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Exhausted after a golden performance at the Commonwealth Games, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Monday said he might skip next month's World Championships at Tashkent to be fighting fit for the Asian Games, to be held in Incheon from September 19 to October 4. Yogeshwar won a gold in...
  • CWG 2014: Worked hard on my strength, says Yogeshwar August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that he worked hard on his strengths to win the gold in the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It was the Olympic bronze medallist's first gold medal in a major international event ever since his pet 60kg category was...
  • CWG 2014: Gowda, Yogeshwar happy after winning gold August 1, 2014

    Vikas Gowda put up a stunning show to win gold in discuss throw while Yogeshwar Dutt also stormed into wrestling final to win the gold medal. ...
  • CWG 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins fifth wrestling gold for India August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he...
  • CWG 2014: Wrestler Amit Kumar targets Glasgow gold July 22, 2014

    Amit Kumar, the youngest in India's wrestling contingent for the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has promised to grapple for nothing less than gold for his country. The 19-year-old wrestler, son of a milkman from Haryana, won a silver medal at the Budapest world championships last year and will be...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar shine in International tourney in Itlay June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The celebrated Indian wrestling duo of Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar sparkled on debut in new weight categories by winning a gold and silver medal respectively in the International Competition in Sassari city, Italy. London Olympics bronze-medallist Yogeshwar won the gold medal in the 65kg category while two-time Olympic...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to compete in new categories for the first time May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After a long sabbatical, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will be spearheading the Indian challenge when they fight it out for the first time in their respective new weight categories at the Senior International wrestling tournament in Italy on May 30-31. The London Games medallists gave the...
  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil...
  • Amit to lead challenge in WC in Sushil, Yogeshwar's absence March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World Championship silver winner Amit Kumar Dahiya will spearhead the Indian challenge in their maiden Freestyle World Cup in Los Angeles from March 15-16 in the absence of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt. The Indian contingent, comprising of Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang (61kg), Rajnesh (65kg), Amit Dhankar (70kg),...
  • No Sushil, Yogeshwar for freestyle Wrestling World Cup February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallist grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will not be a part of the next month's Freestyle Wrestling World Cup as the two have been given further rest by the federation from national duties. Sushil and Yogeshwar haven't taken the mat since their medal winning feat at London...
  • Wrestlers leave for US tourney sans Sushil; Yogeshwar doubtful January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have opted out of travelling with the 10-strong Indian wrestling contingent, which will leave for the Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament in Colorado Springs from January 30 to February 1, on Wednesday night. Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil and London Games bronze medallist...
  • Sushil to compete in 74kg in Rio Games, Yogeshwar in 65kg January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculations, it was confirmed on Wednesday that star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will compete in 74kg and 65kg categories respectively at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to avoid face-off against each other. However, in the FILA competitions, including the world and the continental...
  • Yearender: Youngsters confirm ascendancy of Indian wrestling December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Youngsters Amit Kumar, Bajrang and Sandeep Yadav scripted India's best ever show in the World Championship in the absence of Olympic stars in an eventful year, during which the ancient sport successfully fought off its Olympic exclusion. Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt preferred to stay on the...
  • Yogeshwar Dutt wants gold in World Championship October 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Staying fit and winning a gold at World championship remains the main priority for Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt but the injury-prone Indian wrestler said he might need to skip either the Commonwealth Games or Asian Games depending on his fitness next year. "My biggest problem is of injury. I...
  • Wrestlers aiming for atleast 5 medals at Rio: Sushil Kumar September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Buoyed by India's best-ever performance at the World Championships, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt Wednesday vowed to settle for nothing less than at least five medals in the next edition at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. India finished with three medals at the recently concluded World...
  • Indian men earn maiden berth in wrestling World Cup September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian wrestling is well and truly on an all-time high as the country, in what turned out to be a double delight, on Friday earned a maiden World Cup berth on the back of its best-ever sixth-place finish in men's free-style at the World Championships in Budapest. India finished...
  • Bajrang dedicates medal to mentor Yogeshwar Dutt September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bajrang, who won India's second medal at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships, on Wednesday dedicated his bronze medal to fellow grappler and mentor Yogeshwar Dutt for playing a key role in shaping his career. For Bajrang, who won a bronze in the 60kg category in Budapest, Hungary last night,...
  • Put house in order and end India's Olympic exile: Yogeshwar to IOA September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Ecstatic at wrestling's re-inclusion in the Olympic Games, Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday appealed to the suspended IOA to set its house in order to end India's exile and pave the way for country's athletes to compete under the tri-colour. "I would like to urge the IOA to mend their...
  • Wrestling back in 2020 Olympic Games September 9, 2013

    Wrestling managed to survive the axe winning 49 out of 95 votes, helping the sport beat squash and baseball-softball. ...