Asian Wrestling Championships 2020 : Brilliant Ravi Dhaiya enters gold medal bout, Gaurav Baliyan also make it to finals

By   - 22/02/2020

57Kg – Brilliant show by Ravi Dhaiya enters finals
In a battle between two medallists of 2019 world championships, India’s Ravi Dhaiya prevailed over Nurislam SANAYEV of Kazakhstan to make it to the Gold medal match of the Asian Wrestling Championships. Dhaiya won the battle of champions in a very convincing manner to oust triple world medallist Sanayev by 7-2 margin. 
In the finals Dhaiya will meet Hikmatullo VOHIDOV of Tajikistan. Dhaiya will start as favorite against the little know Vohidov.
Earlier in the morning session as well 23 year old Dhaiya showed great skills to first oust 2017 world champion Yuki Takahashi of Japan by 14-5 in the opening round and then defeated Mongolian Tugs BATJARGAL in the quarterfinal bout. The Indian champ won the bout by pinning down his opponent as he was leading 6-3.

79kg – Gaurav Baliyan in Finals – Baliyan maintained great composure and showed great skills to enter finals of the non-olympic category of 79kg. Baliyan won absolute thriller of the semi-finals against Shinkichi Okui of Japan. Playing his first Senior Asian Championships Baliyan was down in the starting of first half by 0-3 but the young Indian maintained his focus and won the bout by 6-5.

Baliyan will play Arsalan BUDAZHAPOV of (KGZ) for the Gold Medal in the evening session at 6 PM.

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