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Know Yogeshwar

Asian Games bronze medalist.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2012 02:23 IST
Yogeshwar

Yogeshwar-Asian-Games-bronze-medalalist

Age: 29 years

Birthplace: Sonepat (Haryana)

Sporting achievements

2006: Asian Games bronze medal

2010: Commonwealth Games gold medal

Honours
Arjuna Award in 2009. This will be his third appearance at the Olympic Games

Likes
Pure ghee and kheer. He is a vegetarian.

Making up for the loss
This will be Yogeshwar's third successive appearance at the Olympics and second in the 60kg weight category. In Athens (2004), he competed in the 55kg weight category.

The 29-year-old wrestler made it to the quarterfinals of the Beijing Olympics and missed the medal by a whisker. He hopes he will be more successful in London. "I could have won a medal at the Beijing Olympics, but somehow it slipped from my hand. In Beijing, I lost the quarterfinal bout by just a point and that too in the dying seconds. Had I won the bout, I would have entered the semifinals and you never know. But then winning and losing are part of the game," says Yogeshwar. "Though the Beijing memory still haunts me, if all goes according to plan in London, it'll overshadow Beijing."

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