Tokyo Olympics 2020: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya takes silver after losing final to ROC's Zavur Uguev

Vinesh's hopes of winning bronze through repechage dashed

By Rajan Nath - August 05, 2021 4:08 pm

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya was defeated by Russian Olympic Committee's Uguev Zavur in the freestyle 57kg category to settle for the silver medal.

Uguev Zavur dominated the match and didn't allow the Indian grappler to take points as India lost the chance to win its first gold medal in wrestling.

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Despite starting off cautiously Uguev got off to the mark and doubled his lead within few seconds.

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Though Ravi equalled the scoreboard at 2-2 Uguev showing off his immense power again took the lead as the Indian wrestler trailed 4-2 after the first period.

Uguev came firing and further extended his lead as he gave no chance to Ravi Kumar Dahiya to dominate the game.

At one point, Uguev was leading the match 7-2 when Ravi earned two more points to come close to his opponent.

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Earlier in the day, Anshu Malik bowed out after losing to Russian Olympic Committee's Valeria Koblova in the Women's freestyle 57 kg repechage.

Likewise, wrestler Vinesh Phogat's hopes of winning a bronze medal were dashed on Thursday after her quarterfinal opponent Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus lost in the semi-final of the multi-sporting event.

Therefore, Vinesh's hopes of winning bronze through repechage was also dashed.

-PTC News