Its good gesture from a sports personality and that too from the wrestling fraternity. Yogeshwar Dutt was back in the headlines after he refused to accept his newly upgraded London 2012 medal.
Dutt was awarded a silver medal by the IOC after Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov failed a dope test.
After confirming the same, Yogeshwar took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to inform his fans and followers that he in fact didn’t want the new medal.
Among those bowled over by Yogi’s gesture was master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin, who was a Goodwill Ambassador for India at Rio, hailed the Haryana wrestler for this act.
Despite this development, the Haryana wrestler on Wednesday refused to accept his new medal. Dutt stated that it was sad to hear of the Russian failing a dope test but he respected him as an athlete.
The 33-year-old added that he would prefer if the medal was retained by Kudukhov’s family.Yogi took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share his feelings.