#TBT: Dutt 🇮🇳 Wins London Olympic Bronze
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 02:57 By Eric Olanowski
Yogeshwar DUTT (IND) defeated Jong Myong RI (PRK), two-periods-to-one, and claimed the 60kg bronze medal at the ’12 London Olympic Games.
In the bronze-medal match, Dutt surrendered an opening frame takedown and dropped the period, 1-0. The eventual four-time Olympian used his signature underhook throw-by to even the match at one period apiece, before demolishing Ri, 6-0, in the final period.
Dutt’s bronze-medal finish earned him a place in Indian wrestling history books, as he joined Sushil KUMAR (IND) and Kha-Shaba JADAV (IND) as the only Indian freestyle wrestlers who own an Olympic medal.
India’s 🇮🇳 FS Olympic Medalists:
- ’12 Yogeshwar DUTT 🥉
- ’12 Sushil KUMAR 🥈
- ’08 Sushil KUMAR 🥉
- ’52 Kha-Shaba JADAV🥉