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Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt bags Rio Olympics spot

Astana: Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Saturday secured an Olympic quota place for India with a gold-medal finish in the men's 65kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the country’s grapplers in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament.

Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt

Dutt became the second Indian wrestler after Narsingh Yadav to book a berth for the Rio Games, to be held later this year. Even before he clinched the yellow metal, he had qualified for Olympics by virtue of reaching the final on the second day of the competition.

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