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Yogeshwar Dutt: Indian coaches live in past, need foreign help

Incheon: India’s Yogeshwar Dutt poses with gold medal after winning the men’s 65 kg freestyle wrestling match at Dowon Gymnasium Stadium at Asian Games in Incheon on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan(PTI9_28_2014_000116A)

By: Sarwar Alam

Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt feels Indian coaches live in the past and lack the hunger to learn new techniques, necessitating the involvement of foreign coaches for the benefit of grapplers. India won its maiden Olympic wrestling medal in the 1952 Helsinki Games through KD Jadhav. Decades later, Sushil Kumar won the country’s its next Olympic medal on the mat, bagging a bronze in the 2008 Beijing Games. “Indian wrestling started doing well globally after the foreign coaches came. In 2003, for the first time we got a Georgian coach, it was after that we won at the Olympics,…

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