Asian Games: For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's Semis Bout Best Ever

Yogeshwar Dutt won a gold for India in wrestling at the Asian Games after 28 years.

updated: September 30, 2014 16:12 IST
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India's Yogeshwar Dutt takes a victory lap after winning a gold in freestyle wrestling.

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Asian Games: For Sushil, Yogeshwar's Semis Bout Best Ever: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years.

"The manner in which Yogesh (as he is affectionately called) won the semi-final bout against the Chinese wrestler Katai Yerlanbieke was amazing. It was probably the best I have seen him fight as he scripted an unbelievable come-from-behind win. His performance has boosted the morale of our wrestlers," Sushil told PTI on the sidelines of an event organised by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Asked to assess the overall performance of the wrestlers at the ongoing Asian Games, one of India's greatest Olympians said, "We won three medals at Gunagzhou. This time our tally has increased to five medals so far. Obviously, there has been an upswing and no one is happier than me.

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