Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins wrestling silver after losing to Russian Zavur Uguev
Tokyo/IBNS: Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on Thursday won an Olympic silver medal after losing to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev in 57 kg bout.
The ROC wrestler clinched the gold medal with a 7-4 win against Dahiya.
Expectations ran high for the 23-year-old Indian to become the youngest Olympic champion but the Russian showed superior techniques to win comfortably.
RAVI DAHIYA WINS 🥈— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 5, 2021
🇮🇳 wrestler in his debut Olympics wins a Silver Medal at #Tokyo2020 in the Men's freestyle 57kg category!
What a moment. You have made every Indian proud.
Congratulations Champ! 👏👏#Wrestling #TeamIndia #Olympics pic.twitter.com/5D3DGO046H
At first, Ravi Dahiya lagged 0-2, but bounced back and levelled the score. However, the round finished with Uguev leading 4-2.
Uguev then scored a flurry of points to 7-2 lead. Dahiya made a comeback back with 2 more points but failed to overturn the 3-point gap in the end.
He lost the bout, but gave the Russian a tough fight.