2014-08-02 10:01:53 - Yogeshwar was declared as the second gold winner of India the same day after Babita Kumari grabbed the gold medal in wrestling in 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC on Thursday. Babita Kumari grabbed the gold medal in women’s 55 Kg freestyle wrestling category.
Glasgow: Indiasupplement.com salutes the 31 year old wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt who represented India in 65 Kg freestyle and made splendid winning on 31st of July by bagging the gold. He gave a tough defeat to Jevon Balfour of Canada in a span of one minute and fifty three seconds only.
Yogeshwar made India proud by winning by 10-0 in less than 2 minutes of the first period. He says that he left no stone unturned to make the winning possible. He says that this is one of the major victories for him as it is his first gold medal in any international event. Earlier he had won bronze medal in Olympics. He dedicated himself completely and then only participated in
such a big international event. He planned thoroughly and dedicated himself focussing on his strengths. This new weight category though demanded lot of time but finally bestowed him with remarkable results. His sheer hard work and perspiration was clearly visible in the game when he wrapped up the entire game within 2 minutes with his strengths and tactics.
The dazzling wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt contributed towards striking 12th Indian gold medal in Commonwealth Games this year. He garnered lots of eyeballs and bought high accolades for the country by making mockery of his opponent in the real fight by his fiery endeavours. He took no time to knock down his opponent. Immediately after his accomplishment, he was given heartiest congratulations by ace wrestler Sushil Kumar who was standing and cheering Sushil Kumar throughout the fight.
Now, an indepth insight into the world of Sushil Kumar.
The entire Thursday was in his favour. In semi finals, he plunged his Sri Lankan opponent Chamara Perera with a breathtaking technical superiority and then made a tremendous entry in the finals. After winning this gold medal, India stands equivalent to Canada in number of gold medals in wrestling events. The news broke the ground on the eighth day of Commonwealth Games after Yogeshwar Dutt won the impressive yellow medal along with Babita Kumari. Both these wrestlers continued to breeze their way on the 8th day.
Yogeshwar begin his day primarily by defeating Alex Gladkiv of Scotland. Followed by him, in the quarterfinal round, he trounced Scottish wrestler Gareth Jones by using his incredible leg-twisting technique. This technique was already employed by him in London Olympics where he won the bronze. Realizing the significance of his strength, he again overpowered Sri Lanka’s Chamara Perera in two minutes and thirty three seconds in CWG. He finally made a lead on technical points and conquered with 0-5 verdict after getting a lead of 10-0. His dominance boosted his spirit and he finally triumphed over Jevon Balfour in one minute and fifty three seconds only. With the gold medal bagged by Yogeshwar Dutt, India stands on 5th position in the number of medals conquered this year.
Yogeshwar says that this international gold medal has boosted his spirit to summit. On making an evaluation, he says that though all the bouts were relatively easy in the Commonwealth games, but the fight against Sri Lanka was the easiest one. He calls Canadian wrestler a sturdy and stout one but his technical skills helped him to plummet his opponent soon. He says that he has enjoyed his journey throughout. The best part he likes is the way he finished all his games in short term.
He says that his next target would be forthcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Yogeshwar Dutt calls the upcoming event a challenging one and wants to win it at all cost. He has already won the bronze in Doha, but now wants to grab the gold in South Korea.
We wish the achiever all the best in his endeavours.