Ravi Dahiya became the second Indian wrestler after Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar to reach an Olympic final. Ravi Dahiya became the fifth Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal in wrestling. Ravi Kumar has reached the final of the men’s 57kg freestyle category. With this, he has won a silver medal. Ravi Kumar will face Russia’s Zur Uguyev in the final. The match will be played on Thursday at 4.20 pm.
In boxing, Lovlina won the bronze, and after losing to No. 1, Rahiravi Kumar’s gold-silver dream came true with a scintillating performance against Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev. He will also become the fifth Indian wrestler to win an Olympic medal in wrestling. Earlier, KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt and Sakshi Malik have won Olympic medals in wrestling. Sushil is the only Indian wrestler to have won two Olympic medals.
However, Deepak Poonia failed to reach the final. In the men’s freestyle 86kg category, Deepak lost in the semi-finals. Deepak faced David Taylor of America in the semi-finals.
Korean coach’s disclosure: Sindhu was defeated by this Hindi word during the match. Neither Deepak nor David could score a single wrestler point for 1.30 minutes in a quiet match. However, David later put up a brilliant performance to take a 7-0 lead. Deepak’s dreams of reaching the final were dashed when David won the match 10-0 in three minutes. However, Deepak will now play for the bronze medal.