Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who remains quite active on Twitter, today made a witty comment regarding Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt‘s Bronze medal which will possibly be upgraded to silver after Russia’s Besik Kudukhov‘s, who finished second in the 60-kg freestyle event in the 2012 Olympics, tested positive for a banned substance.
In a tweet, Yogeshwar Dutt confirmed that his medal has been upgraded from bronze to silver. However, the official confirmation will have to come from the world body and IOC.
आज सुबह पता चला की मेरा olympic medal upgrade हो कर Silver medal हो गया है। ये मेडल भी देशवासियों को समर्पित हैं🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/S6qxNHW9Po
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 30, 2016
As per reports, a source related to the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said, “Five wrestlers from London have tested positive from the re-tests with the deadline being 2017. We will test the samples again in 2017 before taking a final call on the matter. Another major name from London who failed the dope test is Uzbekistan’s Artur Tayazmov, in the 120 kg wrestler’s case his 2008 samples have also tested positive. If Kudukhov is confirmed in 2017, Yogeshwar will win silver as he lost his pre-quarter-final bout to him.”
Once confirmed, Yogeshwar will be the second wrestler after Sushil Kumar to win silver at the Olympics.
After the news spread on the social media, Sehwag could not hide his emotions and took his Twitter to post:
“Wah !Cricket upgraded in US, NehraJi upgraded to smartphone and now #YogeshwarDutt ‘s 2012 bronze likely to be upgraded to silver. #Upgrade”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 30, 2016