Marking yet another huge victory, Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya bagged an Olympic silver medal on Thursday after losing his 57 kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev.
Though the 23-year-old Dahiya fought well, the Russian defended well to win comfortably. Ravi Dahiya had been trailing 0-2 in the first round, and then he bounced back to level the score, but the match ended with Uguev ahead 4-2.
Through Ravi Dahiya, India secured the second silver medal and fifth medal overall at the Tokyo Olympics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at Tokyo 2020. India takes great pride in his accomplishments.”
“India is proud of Ravi Dahiya for winning Silver. You came back into bouts from very difficult situations & won them. Like a true champion, you demonstrated your inner strength too. Congratulations for exemplary wins & bringing glory to India,” wrote President Kovind on Twitter.