Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics will not be upgraded to gold. On Tuesday, United World Wrestling put to rest the speculation regarding the same with the announcement that gold medallist Togrul Asgarov never failed a dope test, reported The Indian Express.
On Twitter, the wrestling body said, “Contrary to news reports, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Togrul Asgarov has never been in violation of UWW’s anti-doping policy." Dutt had originally won a bronze medal in the men's freestyle 60 kg category. It was upgraded to silver after the winner, late Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov, was declared to have tested positive in a dope test. Following the development, reports surfaced speculating Dutt's chances of getting a gold since the wrestling body had not announced results of Asgarov.
However, after Dutt's bronze medal was upgraded to silver, he had said that he hoped the medal remained with the family of the late wrestler who died in a car crash in 2013. Calling Besik Kudukhov a great wrestler, Dutt said that he had great respect for him. Dutt's dope test from the game is yet to be cleared.