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Ravi Dahiya loses to Russian Olympic Committee’s Zavur Uguev, claims Silver medal

Sports News, International, Tokyo, August 5:-India’s Ravi Dahiya lost to Russian Olympic Committee’s Zavur Uguev in the final of Men’s 57kg wrestling at the Tokyo 2020 to claim silver medal. Dahiya flew under the radar for most of the Olympic build-up with the likes of Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Vinesh Phogat in the spotlight as potential medal winners for the country in Tokyo. But, Dahiya made short work of his opponents in the preliminary and quarters before making stunning comeback against Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakistan.

Hailing from Nahri village in Haryana’s Sonipat district, Dahiya Dahiya defeated Colombia’s Oscar Eduardo and Gerogi Valentinov of Bulgaria by technical superiority in the per-quarters and quarters. In the semi-final, he was up against the experienced Sanayev and after trailing 2-9, he pinned the Kazak wrestler in the dying moments of the bout to make it to the final where he could not go past the two-time World Championship gold medallist, Uguev.

Dahiya is also the reigning Asian Champion in the men’s 57kg freestyle category and a bronze medallist at 2019 World championships. He was silver medallist at the U23 World Championship in 2018 and heading into the Games reached the final and won couple of ranking series in 61 kg.

-NAV, Inputs: Agencies

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