Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Defeats Nurislam Sanayev
Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Defeats Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev Qualifies For Finals in 57 kg freestyle
Indian Wrestler Ravi Dahiya defeated Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev and secured a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He has now qualified for the finals in 57 kg freestyle after defeating Sanayev at the Makuhari Messe Hall A, Mat B on Wednesday. Nurislam Sanayev had taken a 9-2 lead, but Dahiya registered a come-from-behind win to defeat Nurislam Sanayev with just 30 seconds remaining.
One of the finest and most dramatic comeback by Ravi Kumar Dahiya!
India is confirmed of another Olympic medal as Ravi is through to the 57kg FINAL in men’s #Wrestling
at #Tokyo2020 #Cheer4India 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/8dn6VdFKhk
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 4, 2021
Dahiya displayed some brilliant wrestling moves under pressure. Though he was down 9-2 with just under two minutes to go. The wrestler kept his cool got a grapple over his opponent. He soon took down Sanayev and pinned him to the mat. Dahiya won thus securing a silver medal for himself.
#WATCH | Haryana: Family members & neighbours of Ravi Kumar Dahiya in Sonipat stand up in joy as soon as he does his winning move in the Wrestling, Men’s 57kg Freestyle Semi-finals, against Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev in Tokyo #Olympics pic.twitter.com/oqgNS3CGbN
— ANI (@ANI) August 4, 2021
He will be in action tomorrow for the final against ROC’s Zavur Uguev for Gold. The final match between the two is scheduled to take place on 5th August 4:10 PM IST.
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