Yogeshwar Dutt Eyes World Championships Gold and Direct Berth in Rio Olympics

After winning a historic wrestling gold in Incheon, Yogeshwar Dutt has set his sights on next year's World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, which serves as a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics in 2016.

updated: October 07, 2014 01:28 IST
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File photo: Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt.

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New Delhi: Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for another gold, at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics.(Playing Asian Games was right decision: Sania Mirza)

"Next year my main target will be the World Wrestling Championships. I have got medals in all, important tournaments except World Championships, so I would like to win a medal there and preferably a gold," Yogeshwar told PTI in an interview.

"World Championships will be the platform to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics and if I win a medal there that would automatically guarantee a berth in the Olympic Games," he added.

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