YOGESHWAR DUTT

  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt eyes gold in 2016 Rio Olympics October 14, 2014

    Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who brought home an Asian Games gold after a gap of 28 years, said that his main target is to win a yellow metal at Rio Olympics. ...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar eyeing World Championships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics. "Next year my main target will...
  • For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's semis bout at Asiad best ever September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years. "The manner in which Yogesh [as he is affectionately called] won...
  • Asian Games 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins historic gold in wrestling September 28, 2014

    Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling as he accounted for the country's fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. ...
  • Asian Games: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt clinches gold September 28, 2014

    Incheon: London Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling as he accounted for the country's fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games after beating Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan in men's 65kg freestyle on Sunday. This is India's first Asian Games wrestling gold after...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon September 19, 2014

    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 buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: India wrestlers go for glory in Incheon September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    With the untimely pull out of twotime Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28yearlong wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • We can win 45 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 fourtofive 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 fourtofive 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 July 31, 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 19yearold 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 bronzemedallist Yogeshwar won the gold medal in the 65kg category while twotime 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 3031. 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 10strong 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. Twotime 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 faceoff 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 injuryprone 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...