Ravi Dahiya on Thursday grew to become solely the second Indian wrestler to win a silver medal on the Olympic Video games after he misplaced the lads’s freestyle 57kg title conflict 4-7 to reigning world champion Zavur Uguev right here.
There have been expectations that the 23-year-old Dahiya would grow to be India’s youngest Olympic champion however the Russian defended effectively to win comfortably.
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Dahiya had misplaced to Uguev on the 2019 World Championship additionally.
The wrestler from Nahri village in Haryana had outclassed Colombia’s Tigreros Urbano (13-2) in his opener after which outwitted Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov Vangelov (14-4) within the quarterfinals.
Within the semifinals, he erased a large 2-9 deficit to pin Nurislam Sanayev.
Sushil Kumar, who’s now in jail on prices of a homicide, is the one different Indian wrestler to have made the ultimate at Olympics.
He had gained a silver on the 2012 London Video games, the place Yogeshwar Dutt additionally gained a bronze. Sushil had gained a bronze on the 2008 Beijing Video games.
India now have 5 Olympic medal profitable wrestlers.
KD Jadhav had gained a bronze within the 1952 Helsinki Video games. Sakshi Malik had grow to be the primary girl wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she clinched a bronze on the 2016 Rio Olympic Video games. PTI