Saturday, August 11, 2012

Congrats Yogeshwar Dutt For Wrestling Bronze in Olympics

Congrats to pehelwan Yogeshwar Dutt for winning the bronze medal in the 60 kg wrestling category at the 2012 London Olympics. Yogeshwar Dutt beat Jong Myong Ri of the People's Republic of Korea in the third round of the repecharge, to win the the Olympics bronze medal.

Pehelwan Yogeshwar Dutt Wins Bronze Medal At 2012 London Olympics

Yogeshwar Dutt had earlier qualified for the repechage round after Besik Kudukhov (whom Yogeshwar had lost to in the quarterfinals), reached the final of the men’s 60kg freestyle wrestling event.

In the three repechage matches that Yogeshawar Dutt fought, he won against:
  • Third Repecharge Round: Jong Myong Ri of the People's Republic of Korea.
  • Second Repechage Round: Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran.
  • First Repecharge Round: Franklin Gomez Marto of Portugal. 
All these three wrestling matches were won in a span of four hours, which made it very physically demanding. However, Yogeshwar Dutt seemed very determined to win the bronze medal, and used all his strength to fight these matches. He ended up winning all three wrestling matches in the row, and took the bronze medal.

Yogeshwar Dutt had suffered a serious injury some time back, and had to work really hard to get back into shape for the 2012 Olympic Games. After winning the final repechage wrestling match, he turned two somersaults on the wrestling mat, much to the joy of his coach and the cheering Indian fans in the stands.

I really enjoyed watching Yogeshwar Dutt's wrestling matches. They were so exciting, my dad told me to sit still and stop squirming on the couch! There are only 2-3 rounds in wrestling, with each round lasting only two minutes. Even though wrestling matches are short in duration, they can be very thrilling, as I found out today!

Yogeshwar Dutt had previously won the gold medal for India in the 60 kg section, in the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi. With Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal, India has surpassed its highest Olympic medal tally ever, getting five medals in total. This includes one silver medal and four bronze medals.

Congratulations to pehelwan Yogeshwar Dutt for making India proud! You're the man!!

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