Yogeshwar Dutt has suddenly become a sports hero of our nation, after he won a medal in the London Olympic Games. He used to train late into the night, which reflects his dedication. He is eager for a medal in 2016 Olympic Games at Rio.
YOGESHWAR DUTT brought glory to the nation by winning an Olympic medal in the 2012 London Olympics
. He won a bronze medal in the Men's 60 kg freestyle wrestling event. The Indian wrestler put in tremendous effort in his preparation for the Games. He was so determined to win a medal that he used to practise during late into the night and early morning for around 2 hours, from 12:00 to 2:00, when there was no light. He felt that it was better to practise instead of mosquitoes biting him, as per the nnis video. It was for the first time that he mentioned it in open public, else he had not said about it to his friends.
It is such dedication and effort that has helped the wrestler in becoming popular among the Indian masses. Now, people are coming upto him regularly and asking him for his autographs, click pictures, which did not happen earlier. It has all happened due to his Olympic performance. In the nnis video he says, “I feel, now in India, we not only have cricket but also wrestling.
Dutt does not want to stop his medal count here. He has achieved one of his biggest dreams but also hopes for a medal in the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games, after which he would focus on 2016 Rio Games. He says that he wants to win either silver or a gold medal in the 2016 Rio Games. If he is successful in winning a medal during the Rio Games, he would be following in Sushil Kumar's footstep, who has won two gold medals in two consecutive Olympic Games.
He knows the value of winning an Olympic medal, as he has suddenly become popular and also has been receiving awards for his performance. In the video, he adds, “Every Olympic medal has its value throughout the world, but in India, it has more value, because we have few medal winners.” He admits that his life has changed since he returned home with an Olympic medal.