|Yogeshwar Dutt Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||November 2, 1982|
Yogeshwar Dutt is an Indian freestyle wrestler who is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the rise to prominence of wrestling in India. Representing India, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games (65 kg freestyle), the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (60 kg freestyle), the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (65 kg freestyle), the 2008 Jeju City Asian Wrestling Championships (60 kg freestyle), the 2012 Gumi Asian Wrestling Championships (60 kg freestyle), the 2003 London Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (55 kg freestyle), the 2005 Cape Town Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (60 kg freestyle), and the 2007 London Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (60 kg freestyle). He had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2005 Cape Town Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (60 kg Greco-Roman) and the 2007 London Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (60 kg Greco-Roman). He had secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games (60 kg freestyle) and the 2006 Doha Asian Games (60 kg freestyle).
Yogi, Pahalwan Ji
Bhainswal Kalan, Gohana, Sonipat, Haryana, India
- Father – Ram Mehar (Teacher) (d. August 2006)
- Mother – Sushila Devi (Teacher)
- Siblings – Mukesh Dutt (Brother)
- Others – Jai Singh Bhagawan (Father-in-Law) (Politician)
He is represented by Vijay Dubey, Manager and Booking Agent, Flying Birds Sports Management Private Limited, Faridabad, Haryana, India.
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Yogeshwar has dated –
- Sheetal Sharma (2017-Present) – Yogeshwar got married to the daughter of a family friend named Sheetal Sharma in a private ceremony on January 16, 2017, in Singhola, on the outskirts of New Delhi. The arranged wedding had been announced in October 2016 and the couple got engaged on January 14, 2017, in Sheetal’s hometown of Sonipat, Haryana. Sheetal was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree at G.V.M Girls College in Sonipat at the time of the wedding. They have a son together named Yogit Yogeshwar Dutt.
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Sports a thick beard
Yogeshwar Dutt Facts
- He had started wrestling from the age of 8 in his native village and used to idolize a local wrestler who was known as Balraj Pehlwan.
- His father had passed away in August 2006, just 9 days before he was scheduled to depart for the 2006 Doha Asian Games. He was also battling a knee injury at that time. Despite the physical obstacle and the mental trauma, he had managed to clinch the ‘Bronze’ medal in the 60 kg freestyle category.
- 4 years later, at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, he had overcome another knee injury, a career-threatening wound, to clinch the ‘Gold’ medal in the 60 kg freestyle category.
- He had become just the 3rd Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal when he had secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 60 kg freestyle category. He had succeeded Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (‘Bronze’, 1952) and Sushil Kumar (‘Bronze’, 2008; ‘Silver’, 2012).
- For his services to wrestling, he was honored with the prestigious ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2009, the 2nd-highest sporting honor of India; and the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award in 2012, the highest sporting honor in India. In 2013, he had been honored with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India, the country’s 4th-highest civilian award.
Featured Image by Yogeshwar Dutt / Instagram