Indian Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt celebrates his birthday on Saturday (November 2). The Olympic Bronze medallist wrestler turns 37 years old. Dutt has been an outstanding freestyle wrestler for India, winning medals at prominent wrestling tournaments on the global stage. Other than the Bronze medal in Olympics which he won in London 2012 games in men’s 60 Kg freestyle event, he has won multiple medals in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships and Commonwealth Championships. As the ace Indian wrestler turns a year older, we will look at all his sports achievements and lesser-known things to know about Yogeshwar Dutt. Yogeshwar Dutt Slams Poor Umpiring Post Bajrang Punia’s Controversial Loss in World Wrestling Championships 2019.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s Achievements
- Olympic Games 2012- Gold medal in men's 60 kg freestyle event.
- Asian Games 2006 - Bronze medal in men's 60 kg freestyle event.
- Asian Games 2014- Gold medal in men's 65 kg freestyle event.
- Commonwealth Games 2010- Gold medal in men's 60 kg freestyle.
- Commonwealth Games 2014- Gold medal in men's 65 kg freestyle.
- Asian Championships 2008- Gold medal in men's 60 kg freestyle.
- Asian Championships 2012- Gold medal in men's 60 kg freestyle.
- Commonwealth Championship 2003- Gold medal in men's 55 kg freestyle.
- Commonwealth Championship 2005- Gold medal in men's 60 kg freestyle.
- Commonwealth Championship 2005- Silver medal in men's 60 kg Greco-Roman.
- Commonwealth Championship 2007- Gold medal in men's 60 kg Greco-Roman.
Well, these are a lot of achievements to look at. Now, let us take a look at some lesser-known things to know about him.
- Yogeshwar Dutt was born on November 2, 1982 in Sonipat district, Haryana.
- He was awarded prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2013.
- Yogeshwar Dutt married Sheetal Sharma in January 2017.
- He contested Haryana Assembly Elections 2019 on a BJP ticket and suffered defeat.
- He is known by nicknames Yogi and Pahlawan ji.
Well, we can definitely say that Yogeshwar Dutt himself is a gold medal for India. He has bagged laurels for India in various international events and a big name in the history of Indian wrestling. Happy Birthday once again Yogeshwar Dutt.