Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya’s Big Promise, ‘will win Gold in Paris 2024’: Gracious in defeat, young Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya on Thursday said perhaps he deserved only a silver medal at the Olympics at this stage and will strive to get better to complete the unfinished task of winning a gold at the 2024 Paris Games.
In an exclusive interview to PTI after his 57kg final, the 23-year-old Dahiya said a silver medal will never give him satisfaction even though his performance would mean a lot for Indian wrestling.
“I did not come to Tokyo for a silver medal. It will not give me satisfaction. Maybe this time I deserved only a silver because Uguev was a better wrestler today,” Dahiya said from the Japanese capital.
“I could not achieve what I wanted to,” he said, disappointment palpable in his voice.
Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya’s Big Promise, ‘will win Gold in Paris 2024’
Dahiya tried every trick to breach the defence of world champion Zavur Uguev but the Russian wrestler stayed solid in his defence, never allowing the Indian to launch his famously relentless attacks.