The four-time world champion and two-time Olympic medallist Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia, has been found positive for dope test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency. As a result, Yogeshwar, who had bagged a bronze medal in men's 60kg freestyle category in London Games, moved up from bronze to silver and join Sushil Kumar as another silver medallist from the 2012 Olympics.

 



However, Yogeshwar had bowed out in the first round of men's 65kg freestyle at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Game and would be handed a silver medal  only when the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) gets it in writing from the World body (UWW).

 

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