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Tokyo Olympics wrestling: Ravi Dahiya settles for silver, emulates Sushil Kumar's feat

Tokyo Olympics wrestling: Ravi Dahiya settles for silver, emulates Sushil Kumar’s feat | Different Sports activities Information

Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya needed to accept silver as he went down 7-4 to Russia’s Zavur Uguev within the 57kg class remaining on the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday (August 5). Dahiya emulated Olympian Sushil Kumar, who had final received the wrestling silver medal on the 2012 London Olympic Video games.
The No. 2 seed Russia Uguev had the higher hand after the primary interval, successful it 4-2. Uguev, the 2018 and 2019 world champion, has received 25 worldwide matches in a row.
Earlier than Dahiya, who’s son of a Haryana farmer, Sushil Kumar was the one Indian to make the gold medal bout on the 2012 London Video games however needed to accept a silver. The fourth seed Indian had trailed 2-9 within the semifinal after Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan effected a couple of ‘fitley’ (leg lace) however because the clocked ticked away, Dahiya regrouped and bought maintain of his rival with a double leg assault that resulted in a ‘victory by fall’.
He bought maintain of Sanayev with a double leg assault after which gripped him tightly, Kazakhstan wrestler’s again on the mat and completed the bout with a would possibly ‘pin’. Even in his earlier bouts Dahiya was dominant because the 23-year received each his earlier contests on technical superiority en route the ultimate.
Dahiya outclassed Colombia’s Tigreros Urbano (13-2) in his opener after which outwitted Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov Vangelov (14-4). He’s now solely the fifth Indian wrestler to have received an Olympic medal after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sakshi Malik.
Jadhav had develop into India’s first wrestler and in addition the primary particular person Olympic medallist when he received a bronze in the course of the 1952 Helsinki Video games. After that, Sushil Kumar enhanced wrestling’s profile by successful a bronze on the 2008 Beijing Video games and bettered the color of the medal by claiming a historic silver in 2012 on the London Video games that made him India’s solely athlete with two particular person Olympic medals.
The feat since then has now been matched by shuttler PV Sindhu.
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