Indian wrestler says he will give up Olympic silver medal out of respect for his late Russian opponent

Indian wrestler says he will give up Olympic silver medal out of respect for his late Russian opponent

An Indian wrestler, who may get his Olympic medal from four years ago upgraded, has displayed heartwarming sportsmanship and respect for his deceased opponent, Quartz reported.

Yogeshwar Dutt, whose bronze medal in the 60kg wrestling event from the 2012 London Olympics is slated to be upgraded, has said that the silver medal deserved to stay with the family of the late Besik Kudukhov of Russia.

On Aug. 31, the 33-year-old native of the northern Indian state of Haryana took to Twitter to say that being compassionate was his priority and, if possible, the Russian wrestler’s family should keep the medal as a sign of respect.

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