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Yogeshwar Dutt's factfile

india Updated: Aug 12, 2012 01:15 IST
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Yogeshwar Dutt hit the headlines first in 2003 Commonwealth Championships by winning the gold, within five years of coming on the national scene.

Overcoming a career-threatening knee surgery, Yogeshwar won the 60 kg gold at the New Delhi 2010
Commonwealth Games.

The 29-year-old Indian, however, missed the Asian Games a month after the Delhi Games with a neck injury.

He however won a gold in the Asian Championship this year.


Yogeshwar worked hard for the London Olympics and is on a par with his childhood buddy Sushil Kumar, who won the bronze at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, at least for 14 hours.

Sushil will be fighting for a second Olympic medal Sunday.

Yogeshwar qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at an Asian qualification competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Yogeshwar Dutt's success graph:

2003: Gold (60kg) - Commonwealth Championships
2006: Bronze (60kg) - Doha Asian Games
2008: Gold (60kg) - Asian Championships
2010: Gold (60kg) - Delhi Commonwealth Games
2012: Gold (60kg) - Asian Championships