Yogeshwar remains unbeaten as four Indian wrestlers bag gold in Italy

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Yogeshwar remains unbeaten as four Indian wrestlers bag gold in Italy

New Delhi: Four Indian grapplers, including Yogeshwar Dutt, struck gold at the International Wrestling
tournament in Sassari City, Italy, after finishing on top in their respective weight categories in Men’s Freestyle.

Yogeshwar bagged the yellow metal in 65kg division, while Praveen Rana claimed the gold in 70kg category.

Amit Kumar and Narsingh Yadav also finished on the top of the podium in 57kg and 74kg categories, respectively. Other Indians in fray were Mausum Khatri (97kg) and Hitender (125kg).

After World Wrestling Federation introduced variations in the weight categories at the end of year 2013, Yogeshwar chose to compete in 65kg category, climbing up from 60kg division, in which he won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

Since jumping up the weight category, Yogeshwar has won gold in all four tournaments he has taken part so far.

Incidentally, he had won his first yellow metal in the new weight category in this very tournament last year. He then went on to bag the gold in both the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Incheon Asian Games in 2014 before making it four in a row here.

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