TokyoIndian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya missed out on creating history at the Tokyo Olympics. He had to face defeat in the title match against world champion Javur Yuguyev of Russia. In this way, he has become the second wrestler from India after Sushil Kumar to win a silver medal in wrestling. With the gold medal hope of 130 crore Indians, Urte Ravi gave his hundred percent in front of the world champion. He fought till the end, but lost 7-4.
2-4 behind in the first roundWorld champion Javur started off aggressively and took two points against the Indian wrestler. However, Ravi also attacked Javur’s legs and took two points to level the score 2-2, but Javur took two points just before the end of the round to take a 4-2 lead.
Full emphasis was put in the second round, but nothing happenedAt the start of the second round, Ravi tried his best to catch the opposition wrestler, but he could not take the point. The agile Javur took 3 points to take a 7-2 lead. However, here Ravi tried his best to pin and earned two points in this attempt. After that he could not collect points.
The game turned in the last minute in the semi-finalsDahiya had a 2-1 lead after the first round but Sanayev attacked his left foot and forced him to turn three times to take six points. It seemed that Dahiya was heading towards defeat but without losing his composure, he turned the tide in a minute.
such a journeyDahiya defeated Colombia’s Tigueros Urbano Oscar Edwardo in the first round 13. After defeating 2, he defeated Georgi Valentinov Vengelov of Bulgaria 14-4. Punia, however, lost in the semi-finals of the 86kg category to 2018 world champion David Maurice Taylor of America. Poonia had no answer to Taylor’s technical proficiency.
History of Medals in WrestlingKD Jadhav was the first wrestler to get India a medal in wrestling, winning a bronze medal in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Sushil then won bronze in Beijing and silver in London. Sushil was the only Indian to win two individual event medals at the Olympics but badminton player PV Sindhu equalized by winning the bronze. Yogeshwar Dutt also won bronze medal in London Olympics. On the other hand, Sakshi Malik won a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Dahiya’s recordDahiya, who won a silver medal at the Under-23 World Championships in 2015, showed a glimpse of his talent, proving himself in the Pro Wrestling League by defeating the Under-23 European Champion and Sandeep Tomar. Tomar dominated the 57kg category before Dahiya’s arrival, but after many said that the wrestling league was not a platform to judge performance, he silenced all critics at the 2019 World Championships, won the 2020 Asian Championships in Delhi And in the same year in Almaty defended the title.
[Attribution to NBT]