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No upgrade for Yogeshwar’s medal

It turned out to be a disappointing news for the London Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as his medal will not be upgraded to silver, as it was said earlier. The International Olympic Committee decided to drop the investigation against the deceased Russian wrestler Besik Kudukov who won the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 60kg category at the London Olympics in 2012. He tested positive for a banned steroid when an old sample was retested a few months ago by WADA in an attempt to deter dope cheats. The Russian wrestler died in a car crash in 2013 and Yogeshwar had earlier tweeted that he wants his family to keep the silver medal.

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