Yogeshwar Dutt

  • 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. ...
  • IOA, grapplers welcome wrestling's re-inclusion in Oly Games September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the wrestling fraternity of the country was ecstatic as wrestling on Sunday won a crucial International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to regain its place in the Olympic sports roster. Wrestling got 49 out of 95 votes cast by the IOC members in Buenos Aires,...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt not to undergo surgery on his right knee September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt has been advised not to go in for surgery by his doctors on the knee, which has been diagnosed twice, as it could pose serious threat to his wrestling career. Yogeshwar suffered a medical collateral ligament (MCL) tear in his right knee in...
  • Grapplers elated at Wrestling's shortlisting for final vote May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board to keep Wrestling in hunt for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC Executive Board made its decision after receiving presentations from eight sports in St...
  • Young wrestlers aim to impress in the absence of Sushil, Yogeshwar April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt's withdrawal from the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship due to their respective injuries might have taken the sheen out of the tournament but the event provides an opportunity for other Indian grapplers to make a mark for themselves when they take on the best...
  • Youngsters to lead India at Asian Wrestling Championship April 17, 2013

    With Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt skipping the Asian Wrestling Championship due to injuries, the new crop of wrestlers will lead India. ...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar to skip Asian Wrestling Championship April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian fans would be deprived of watching their Olympic medal winning grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt in action at the upcoming Senior Asian Wrestling Championship as the two have not yet recovered from their respective injuries. Amit Dhankar (66kg) and Bajrang (60kg), who were named as reserves,...
  • Wrestler Sushil, Yogeshwar doubtful for Asian Championship April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Recuperating from their shoulder and knee injuries, star Indian grapplers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt remain doubtful starters for the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship to be held here from April 18 to 22. "I am recovering well from my injury. My knee is showing signs of improvement. I will...
  • Sushil Kumar to compete in Senior Asian Wrestling Championship March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt will spearhead India's challenge at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship to be held from April 18 to 22 at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium here. Sushil, who is returning from a shoulder injury, will be one of the top contenders in...
  • Sushil, Yogeshwar open to returning Olympic medals March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India's wrestling icons Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt on Thursday said they won't hesitate to return their Olympic medals if it helps the sport stay at the 2020 Games. Their comments come after wrestlers from Bulgaria and Russia, Valentin Yordanov and Sagid Murtazaliev, returned their Olympic medals last month...
  • Wrestlers fume as cricketers back squash for Olympics February 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricket stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag supporting squash's bid for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics has left India's wrestling fraternity distraught. Cricketers' open love for squash has hurt the sentiments of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, who have asked the players to hold placards...
  • Sports Ministry to ask IOC to rethink wrestling's future February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Shocked by the International Olympic Committee's decision to take wrestling off the 2020 Olympic roster, the Sports Ministry Wednesday said it would ask the IOC to reconsider the move as it would "demoralise" the grapplers and deeply affect the "sustenance" of the game. "Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports...
  • IOC's decision leaves wrestling fraternity in shock February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian wrestling fraternity expressed shock and surprise at the IOC's move to drop the sport from the 2020 Olympic programme, with London medal winners fearing the decision could halt the rising profile of the game in the country. In a sudden development, the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board in...
  • Wrestling will make it back to 2020 Olympics: Yogeshwar Dutt February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: 2012 Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt says he is positive that wrestling will make it back to the 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dropped the event earlier on Tuesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN , Dutt said, "I don't think wrestling will be dropped just like...
  • IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics February 12, 2013

    The IOC leaders dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games in a surprise decision to scrap one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program while retaining modern pentathlon in its list of core sports. ...