Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya advances to finals, assures medal

Dahiya will now contest the finals on Thursday and he is the first to enter the final since Sushil in 2012.

By Rajan Nath - August 04, 2021 2:08 pm

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Wednesday stormed into finals after defeating Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev in the freestyle wrestling 57kg category.

With this, Ravi Kumar Dahiya has assured another medal for India, and this time it won't be less than a silver medal. If Ravi wins the finals then India will get its first Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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The Indian wrestler Dahiya won by fall. Now, Dahiya will now contest the finals on Thursday and he is the first to enter the final since Sushil in 2012.

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In the first period, Ravi Dahiya managed to take a 2-1 lead and in the second period, the pressure was entirely on Nurislam Sanayev.

Sanayev bounced back strongly in the second period and he quickly eradicated the lead of Dahiya. Early on, in the second period, the entire pressure was put on the Indian grappler.

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In the end, Dahiya staged a comeback and as a result, India has been assured of a silver medal.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ravi Kumar Dahiya had stormed into the semi-finals of the men's freestyle 57kg category. Fourth-seeded Ravi defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Valentinov Vangelov by pure brute strength and agility at Mat A by 14-4.

-PTC News

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