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Haryana celebrates after grappler Yogeshwar bags bronze

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

After Yogeshwar won the bronze yesterday, his family members distributed sweets and busted crackers.

Dutt pulled off a spectacular 3-1 victory over North Korea's Ri Jong Myong to bring about his moment of glory in a thrilling bout in London.

"It is a great moment for us. I think this is the happiest moment of my life. My son has not only made his state proud, but entire nation is talking about his feat," said Yogeshwar's mother Sushila Devi.

Dutt's brother Mukesh said it was a moment they would cherish for the rest of their lives.

"It's great that he has won a medal and made us proud. We had hoped that he would win a gold, but still winning a bronze in the Olympics is a big achievement," said his brother.

At other places including Bhiwani, people celebrated Dutt's feat.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had yesterday congratulated the wrestler and announced a reward of Rs 1 crore.

Dutt became the third player from Haryana after shooter Gagan Narang and badminton player Saina Nehwal (both won bronze at Olympic Games) to bring laurels to the country. (MORE)


First Published: Sun, August 12 2012. 19:05 IST