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Wrestler Ravi Kumar storms into finals of Tokyo Olympics, assures of another medal for India Ravi Kumar Dahiya
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Wrestler Ravi Kumar storms into finals of Tokyo Olympics, assures of another medal for India

Manik Banerjee/IBNS | @indiablooms | 04 Aug 2021, 11:46 pm

Tokyo, August 4 (IBNS)  Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya ensured at least a silver medal for India when he reached the final of men’s 57 kg category defeating Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan.

Ravi is the second Indian to win silver in the Olympics. Earlier Sushil Kumar bagged a silver in the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Ravi was trailing at the beginning 2-9. But displaying tremendous grit and determination, he narrowed down the gap winning n five consecutive points. With the score line reading 7-9, Ravi pinned down Sanayev who could not make any further move after that and Ravi achieved  victory  by fall.

India earlier have won three medals – a silver by Mirabai Chanu in women weight lifting,  a bronze each by P V Sindhu in women's badminton and Lovlina Borgohain in Women boxing.