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2006 Asian Games

Yogeshwar had lost his father on 3 August 2006 just nine days before he boarded
the flight to Doha for the Asian Games.[5] He also sustained a knee injury, but
despite all the emotional and physical trauma he managed to win the bronze in
the 60 kilogram category at the 15th Asian Games at Doha.[6]

2010 Commonwealth Games
At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Yogeshwar overcame a careerthreatening knee injury to win the 60 kg title. Yogeshwar, who went past
Australian Farzad Tarash (16–0, 17–0), South African Marius Loots (7–1) and
England's Sasha Madyarchyk (4–4, 8–0) on his way to the final, came up with an
exceptionally skillful performance to win the gold for India.[7]

2012 Summer Olympics
On 12 August 2012, Yogeshwar Dutt provided a late boost to India's medals tally
in the 2012 London Olympics by claiming a memorable bronze in the Men's
freestyle 60 kg, thus becoming the third Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal
after K D Jadhav in 1952 and Sushil Kumar in 2008 and 2012.

He had defeated North Korean Ri Jong-Myong in the bronze medal bout thus
winning the fifth medal for Indian contingent at the London Olympics 2012.

Earlier, Yogeshwar qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at
an Asian qualification tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan where he lost to Iranian
Masoud Esmaeilpour (2–3, 0–1) in the final.

At the Olympics he lost to the Russian B Kudukhov 1–0, 2–0 and was knocked out
from the pre-quarterfinal round. He got a chance to contest in the repechage
rounds as Kudukhov reached the finals of the event.

In his first repechage round he went on to beat Franklin Gómez of Puerto Rico
with a score of 1–0, 1–0. He got lucky against his opponent, winning the toss on
both the occasions to earn a clinch position. Yogeshwar then scored 7–5 to beat
Masoud Esmaeilpour with an aggregate of counted points 3–1 in Repechage
Round 2. Esmaeilpour had beaten Yogeshwar at the Asian qualifications earlier
that year.

He finally beat his North Korean opponent to clinch the bronze medal (0–1, 1–0,
6–0). He was exceptional in the last round, and clinched it in just 1:02 minutes.