Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi kumar wins 2nd ‘Silver’ Medal for India
Ravi Kumar Dahiya lost 4-7 against Zavur Uguev of the Russian Olympic Committee
Tokyo, Aug 05: An indian Wrestler Ravi Kumar on Thursday became the second Indian wrestler to clinch an Olympic silver after losing his 57kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev. This is India’s second silver and fifth medal overall at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ravi Kumar joined the legendary Sushil Kumar to become only the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic silver. Sushil had settled for silver in the 2012 London Olympics.
Ravi Kumar was trailing 0-2 in the first round before he bounced back to level the score but the round ended with Uguev ahead 4-2.
Zavur Uguev then raced to a 7-2 lead before Ravi Kumar fought back with 2 more points but couldn’t overturn the 3-point deficit in the end and lost the bout, but not without giving the Russian a tough fight.
Our Champ @ravidah99610903 made a thrilling comeback to advance to the final
Ravi to face #ROC's Zaur Uguev in the final of Men's Freestyle 57 Kg. Catch him Live in action on 5 August, 4:20 PM (IST)
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The legendary KD Jadhav won bronze at the 1952 Games before Sushil Kumar won a bronze and a silver at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 respectively.
Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze at the London Games after which Sakshi Malik became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal when she won bronze at Rio 2016.