Bajrang, who won India's second medal at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships, today dedicated his bronze medal to fellow grappler and mentor Yogeshwar Dutt for playing a key role in shaping his career.
For Bajrang, who won a bronze in the 60kg category in Budapest, Hungary last night, Olympic medallist Yogeshwar has always been a big influence throughout his career.
"Yogeshwar and I always share the room in camps. He has been a great guiding force for me besides my coaches. He is always there to point out my shortcomings to make me a better wrestler. He deserves a lot of credit for this medal. His presence at the mat side also helped. I consider him my family and he also treats me like his younger brother," Bajrang, who competes in the same weight category as Yogeshwar, told PTI from Budapest.
Asian Champion Amit Kumar won a silver in the 55kg category after going down 1-2 against Iran's Hassan Farman Rahimi on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships on Monday at the Papp Laszlo Arena in Budapest.
Despite conceding early points in a crucial bout, the Haryana lad produced a clinical display to rout Mongolia's Nyam-Ochir Enkhsaikhan 9-2 in the bronze medal play-off in the 60kg category yesterday.