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Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya wins by technical superiority to make 57kg QF

PTI Chiba (Japan) | Updated on August 04, 2021

Ravi Dahiya (left) in action against Tigreros Urbano of Colombia   -  Reuters

Dahiya, the reigning Asian champion, nailed the win with one minute and 10 seconds to spare

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, here on Wednesday.

The fourth-seeded Indian consistently attacked the right leg of his opponent and apart from conceding a take-down in the first period, he remained dominant.

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Dahiya, the reigning Asian champion, nailed the win with one minute and 10 seconds still remaining in the bout, which was stopped after he raced to a winning 13-2 lead.

The Indian effected five take-down moves in the second period, showing his technical prowess.

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Dahiya will next face Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov Vangelov, who also beat his first round opponent, Abdelhak Kherbache of Algeria, by technical superiority.

Anshu Malik (WW 57kg) and Deepak Punia (FS 86kg) will also be in action later in the day.

Published on August 04, 2021

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