Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya finishes with silver following final loss to Zaur Uguev
Indian wrestling community's hopes for a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics were dashed after Ravi Kumar Dahiya lost his 57kg fight to Zaur Uguev of Russia. Nevertheless, it is a silver medal finish for him and India.
The Indian fans suffered heartbreak in terms of winning a wrestling gold, as star wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya lost his 57kg final fight to Zaur Uguev of Russia on Thursday. Nevertheless, it meant that Inia would finish with the silver medal.
The Russian took the opening lead 2-0 after pinning Dahiya onto the mat. However, the Indian responded quickly and tied the score 2-2 similarly. Nevertheless, Uguev managed to push Dahiya out of the ring for another two, as the two tried to battle it out before the end of the opening round, while the former maintained a 4-2 lead.
The Russian displayed his brute defensive skills in the final round by holding on against the Indian's power. While Dahiya looked to grapple Uguev, the latter countered it well enough by another grapple, never allowing the former to get the right hold of him.
At this time, the Russian took a 7-2 lead by pinning the Indian a couple of times. Although Dahiya managed to get a couple back by taking Uguev out of the ring, the latter went entirely defensive, using his power to stop the former from tackling him, as he saw out the remaining final seconds to clinch the gold.
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