Recovering from career-threatening injuries, Yogeshwar Dutt gave a scintillating performance to achieve his potential and win a bronze medal on his third attempt at the 2012 London Olympics.

“Going through the injuries was a difficult period for me. I was keen to win a medal. I trained hard and god listened to my prayers,” said Dutt after winning the coveted medal in the 60kg category.

“I was pulled down by injuries in 2009 which robbed me of nearly one year. After that, I could not reduce my weight too often (to take part in various events). That would have made me weaker. So, I selected important events and tried to participate in three-four events a year. I did a lot of planning for it.

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