Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya settles for silver medal after losing to Zavur Uguev in freestyle 57kg final


Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya bagged silver medal after a 4-7 loss to Russia’s Zavur Uguev in the men’s 57kg freestyle final.

Ravi becomes the second Indian wrestler, after Sushil Kumar, to win the silver medal at the Olympic Games and a fifth wrestler to bag an Olympic medal.

The Russian, a two-time World Championships gold medallist, was just too strong for the Indian and despite his best efforts, he couldn’t overpower the Russian at any given point in time.

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

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