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Besik Kudukhov's family should keep 2012 London Olympics silver medal: Yogeshwar Dutt

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 August 2016, 15:14 IST

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt took to Twitter to say that he wanted Besik Kudukhov's family to keep the 2012 London Olympics silver medal that was offered to him.

Russian wrestler Kudukhov died in a car accident a year after he won silver in the 60-kg freestyle event in London. According to reports, Dutt, who won bronze in the event, was upgraded after a doping sample from Kudukhov tested positive in a re-testing by the IOC.

In a tweet on 31 August, Yogeshwar said:

Dutt said that he respects the feats of the four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist and that he would rather see Kudukhov's family keep the medal than be upgraded. He said it was unfortunate that the IOC's re-testing had revealed that Kudukhov had taken performance enhancing drugs during the London Games.

First published: 31 August 2016, 15:14 IST
 
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