London, Aug 12 (IANS) Yogeshwar Dutt hit the headlines first in 2003 Commonwealth Championships by winning the gold, within five years of coming on the national scene.
Overcoming a career-threatening knee surgery, Yogeshwar won the 60 kg gold at the New Delhi 2010
The 29-year-old Indian, however, missed the Asian Games a month after the Delhi Games with a neck injury.
He however won a gold in the Asian Championship this year.
Yogeshwar worked hard for the London Olympics and is on a par with his childhood buddy Sushil Kumar, who won the bronze at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, at least for 14 hours.
Sushil will be fighting for a second Olympic medal Sunday.
Yogeshwar qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning a silver medal at an Asian qualification competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Yogeshwar Dutt’s success graph
2003: Gold (60kg) – Commonwealth Championships
2006: Bronze (60kg) – Doha Asian Games
2008: Gold (60kg) – Asian Championships
2010: Gold (60kg) – Delhi Commonwealth Games
2012: Gold (60kg) – Asian Championships