Tokyo Olympics 2020 : Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya had to be content with silver medal in Tokyo Olympics. In the final match of 57kg freestyle wrestling, he was defeated 7-4 by Russian wrestler Zur Uguev. With this, India’s dream of winning a gold medal in wrestling has remained unfulfilled. India had won a total of 5 medals in wrestling before this but was never successful in winning gold. With the defeat of Ravi Dahiya today, this dream has again remained unfulfilled.
KD Jadhav won the first medal for India in wrestling.
The first medal for India in wrestling was won by KD Jadhav at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. After this, India had to wait 56 years and Sushil Kumar won the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After this, Sushil won the silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics and he became the first player for India to win two medals in the Olympics. Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze in London Olympics and Sakshi Malik won bronze medal in 2016 Rio Olympics.
Before the final match, Jaur Uguev was consider the favorite as he has participated in a total of 15 international tournaments, out of which 14 have won medals. In these 14 medals, he has captured gold 12 times. Today he did another gold medal in his name.
Talking about the first matches of these two wrestlers, before this they have clashed with each other in the World Championship 2019. Ravi Dahiya had to face defeat 6-4 in that match and this time also the Russian wrestler Ravi Dahiya has defeated.
Ravi Dahiya won the gold medal in the Asian Championship.
Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya won the gold medal in the 2020 and 2021 Asian Championships. He also won a silver medal at the Under-23 Championships in 2018 and a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships.