Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) etched his name in the record books when he was the only grappler to clinch a gold medal among the four Indian finalists on the penultimate day of the Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 at the KD Jadhav wrestling hall in the national capital.
Dahiya outsmarted Tajikistan’s Hikmatullo Vohidov by 10-0 on technical superiority in the second half of the game. He stole the spotlight as he got the better of Tajik grappler Vohidov Hikmatullo by technical superiority by 10-0 in the 57kg title clash.
Ravi Kumar makes India proud again!
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Ravi Kumar did India proud at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. On the day when woman boxer Lovlina Boroghain won a bronze medal for India, Ravi Kumar has assured India of another medal in Olympics.
Dahiya got the better of Nurislam Sanayev in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. As a result, he cruised to the finals of Men’s 57 kg freestyle competition. This means that India would at least bag a silver media as of now.
He has a good chance of winning a gold medal for India if he wins the final. People across the country hailed the wrestler for his exceptional performance. Even former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju joined the bandwagon to praise the athlete.
“Thirteen years after the last Indian man to win an Olympic medal – his idol Sushil Kumar, Ravi Dahiya is guaranteed another. He has won all his bouts in Tokyo by fall or technical superiority. Kept his cool, didn’t let some gamesmanship from the Kazakh Sanayev get to him,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Wow wow wow! Ravi Kumar Dahiya: remember the name! What a comeback from 9-2 down. Scripts history, by becoming the second Indian wrestler to reach a final bout! Guaranteed a silver, promises gold! Go for it. You make us proud Ravi! #Olympics #Wrestling #Cheer4India,” Rajdeep Sardesai wrote on his Twitter handle.