Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (Aug 16) met Indian athletes who had participated at the Olympics, where he congratulated everyone for their incredible performance at Tokyo.
This was two-time Asian champion Dahiya's second straight loss to Zavur Uguev, a two-time world champion, in as many meetings. The two met in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan and the Indian wrestler lost in the final seconds of the bout in a closely fought contest.
Before this, Sushil Kumar was the only Indian to make the gold medal bout in 2012 London Games and settle for a silver.
Dahiya will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.
Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya made a confident start to his Olympics campaign, winning by technical superiority against Colombia's Tigreros Urbano to reach the men's freestyle 57kg quarterfinals.
New Delhi: Ravi Dahiya impressed with a gold-winning effort at the Asian Wrestling Championship but India’s biggest Olympic medal hope Bajrang Punia looked good until he ran into Japanese Takuto Otoguro in his final here on Saturday. In a strong show by the home wrestlers, four of them reached the finals but only Ravi stood […]
Rome: Ace India grapplers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have won gold at the Rome Ranking Series. Bajrang beat American Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final, while, Dahiya, fighting in 61 kg instead of his usual 57 kg category, also bagged the yellow metal after beating Kazakhstan’s Nurbolat Abdualiyev 6-0. Dahiya beat Moldova’s Alexandru Chirtoaca […]
New Delhi: Tokyo 2020 bound wrestler Deepak Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya once again proved their mettle as they qualified for the Senior Asian Championship to be held here from February 17-23. The trials were held at the K.D Jadhav Wrestling Indoor Stadium on Friday. Deepak, who is fresh from a string of good performances […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Wrestler Ravi Dahiya on Friday claimed a bronze medal on his debut World Championships by stunning Asian Champion Reza Atri Nagarchi of Iran here. Dahiya defeated his fancied rival 6-3 in the bronze medal bout of the men’s 57kg freestyle category. Earlier in the day, a consistent Bajrang Punia registered his third medal […]
Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Bajrang Punia qualified for Tokyo Olympics by strolling into the semifinals while Ravi Dahiya joined him with shock victories over his more fancied rivals in the World Wrestling Championships here on Thursday. Making full use of an easy 65kg draw, Bajrang steam-rolled one opponent after another to stay on course for his maiden […]