Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Ravi Dahiya takes silver after losing final to Zavur Uguev

By   - 05/08/2021

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya lose Gold Medal bout, but Indian champion wrestler wins Silver Medal for the country: Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya on Thursday settled for silver after going down against Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Zavur Uguev in the men’s 57 kg freestyle category at the Tokyo Olympics.Uguev dominated the match and didn’t give any chance to the Indian grappler to come out with flying colours as India lost the chance to win its first gold medal in wrestling. Despite starting off cautiously Uguev got off to the mark and doubled his lead within seconds.

Ravi might have equalled the scoreboard at 2-2 but Uguev showing off his immense power again took the lead as the Indian wrestler trailed 4-2 after the conclusion of the first period.Uguev came firing on all cylinders and further extended his lead as he gave no chance to Ravi to dominate the game.

At one point, Uguev was leading the match 7-2 when Ravi earned two more points to come close to his opponent.
Earlier in the day, wrestler Anshu Malik bowed out after losing to Russian Olympic Committee’s Valeria Koblova in the Women’s freestyle 57 kg repechage.Also, grappler Vinesh Phogat’s hopes of winning a bronze medal were dashed on Thursday as her quarter-final opponent Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus lost in the semi-final of the multi-sporting event.
As a result of this loss, Vinesh’s hopes of winning bronze through repechage was also dashed.

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Ravi Dahiya ready for Gold bout vs World Champion Zavur Uguev, Golden bout starts @ 4.15PM, Follow LIVE updates

Ravi Dahiya Gold Medal Bout LIVE – Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur UGUEV LIVE: If Ravi can clinch the gold, it will make him the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal at the Olympics and also just the second individual Olympic gold medallist for the country, after Abhinav Bindra.

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Know more about Ravi’s opponent in the FINALS?

  • Zavur UGUEV (RUS) is Two-time 57kg world champion & will make his Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.
  • Uguev claimed the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships to qualify the Russian Federation.
  • The 5’2″ wrestler has been on a sensational run at the international level since failing to medal at the 2017 World Championships, winning 12 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal in 15 appearances.
  • A former cadet world champion, Uguev is seeded second.
  • In 2020, Uguev participated in the Individual World Cup and outscored his opponents 45-1 during his gold-medal winning run. Uguev is also a four-time Russian national champion.In comparison – Ravi Dahiya has won GOLD medals at the 2020 and 2021 Asian Championships as well as the Silver medal in the 2018 World U-23 Championships. He needs to play out of his skin if he has to beat his opponent.

Ravi Dahiya Gold Medal Bout LIVE – Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE
Ravi Dahiya vs Zaur Uguev Head-to-Head: This is the not first time that the duo will square off against each other. They have previously met against each at the 2019 World Championships. Zaur had won the contest 6-4 and Dahiya will be looking to avenge his defeat against the Russian.Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Ravi Dahiya ready for Gold bout vs World Champion Zavur Uguev, Golden bout starts @ 4.15PM, Follow LIVE updates

Road to Finals: Ravi Dahiya vs Zaur Uguev

Ravi Dahiya

Ravi Kumar beat Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbana of Colombia 13-2,

Won by 14-4 against Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov in quarterfinals

He defeated Sanayev 7-9 in the semifinals

Zavur Uguev

Won 5-4 against Thomas Patrick Gilman of USA

Beat Uzbedk Gulomjon Abdullaev 6-6

Thrashed Reza Atrinagharchi of Iran 8-3

India at Tokyo Olympics Wrestling Final LIVE: Ravi Dahiya to play for GOLD against Zaur Uguev after confirming medal; Follow LIVE updates

Irrespective of the result, Ravi has assured India at least a silver from wrestling mats of Tokyo.

He has become the fifth Indian wrestler overall to secure an Olympic medal for the country- KD Jadhav in 1952, Sushil Kumar in 2008 and 2012, Yogeshwar Dutt in 2012, and Sakshi Malik in 2016.

When to watch Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev LIVE?

August 5, Thursday

Where will Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev play?

Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B

The timing of the contest will be updated shortly on the website.

Where to watch Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev Final?

The world’s biggest sporting extravaganza will be LIVE Broadcasted & LIVE Streamed in more than 204 countries. In India, the Olympics & Paralympics will be broadcasted LIVE on Sony Sports Network & will be Live Streamed on SonyLIV/ Sony Sports. DD Sports will also broadcast the LIVE coverage.

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Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Ravi Dahiya ready for Gold bout vs World Champion Zavur Uguev, Golden bout starts @ 4.15PM, Follow LIVE updates

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