Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Ravi Dahiya confirms a medal, pins down Nurislam Sanayev, moves on to the finals of the 57 kg men’s freestyle

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Ravi Dahiya Semifinals: Indian wrestling’s pride Ravi Dhaiya has defeated World Championship medallist Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sunyaev in the semifinals of the 57kgs men’s freestyle. He moves on to the finals of the event and will play his bout tomorrow. It was not an easy bout for Ravi, considering he was down 9-2 in the 2nd round. However, after Ravi slammed down Sanayev, he got injured and required some time. After that, it did not take a lot of time for Dahiya to pin the Kazak down. Even though, Sanayev was up 9-7, Ravi won the match by pinfall

India grappler Ravi Kumar Dahiya stormed into the finals of the men’s freestyle 57kg category at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev in the semi-finals here at Makuhari Messe Hall A, Mat B on Wednesday. The Indian wrestler won by fall.

Dahiya will now contest the finals on Thursday and he is the first to enter the final since Sushil in 2012. In the first period, Ravi Dahiya managed to take a 2-1 lead and in the second period, the pressure was entirely on Sanayev.

Sanayev bounced back strongly in the second period and he quickly eradicated the lead of Dahiya. Early on, in the second period, the entire pressure was put on the Indian grappler. In the end, Dahiya staged a comeback and as a result, India has been assured of a silver medal.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ravi Kumar Dahiya had stormed into the semi-finals of the men’s freestyle 57kg category. Fourth-seeded Ravi defeated Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov Vangelov by pure brute strength and agility at Mat A by 14-4.

Ravi Dhaiya enters finals: In the earlier rounds, Ravi Kumar Dahiya defeated Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sunyaev by pinfall, Bulgaria’s Georgi Valentinov in the quarterfinals 14-4 on technical superiority. Dhaiya also won his opening bout by technical superiority against Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano of Colombia by 13-2 and entered LAST 8.

@2:50 PM: 2nd round starts

  • Ravi is heavily compromised early in the 2nd round, Kazak takes 8 points!
  • Kazak had Ravi in an impressive ankle lock and in a split second, Sunayev leads 9-2
  • Sanayev has been cautioned and Ravi is given 1 point, its 9-3 now.
  • Ravi is building up on this momentum, he takes down Sunayev outside the circle and takes 2 points. Sanayev still leads 9-5
  • Sanayev is injured and they are taking a while to tend to his injury.
  • Ravi slams Sanayev down and he PINS HIM DOWN!

@2:45 PM: 1st Round starts

  • Inactivity clock has been set against Ravi Kumar
  • Sunayev gets a point
  • Great change of direction as Rave takes the Kazak down, he gets 2 points
  • Ravi Kumar wins the 1st round, 2-1

@2:44 PM: The winner of this match will play against Iran’s Atrinagharchi or Russian Olympic Committee’s Uguev in the finals.

@2:40 PM:

Referees/Judges
Function Name No.
Referee

GER

SPIEGEL Jeffrey
42
Judge

ECU

MUNOZ Omar
50
Mat Chairman

TUR

SEN Levent
5

@2:35 PM: We are just 10 minutes away from the much-anticipated semifinals. Stay tuned to get all the live updates as Ravi Dahiya faces Nurislam Sunyaev.

@2:30 PM:

@2:15 PM: We are just 30 minutes away as Ravi Dahiya takes on Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sunyaev for a place in the men’s freestyle 57 kgs finals.

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Now in the SemiFinals scheduled for today Ravi Dhaiya will take on Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sunyaev & Deepak Punia will fight World Championship winner from USA Deepak Taylor in other SemiFinal in 86kg – Follow LIVE updates from both bouts at 2.45 PM with InsideSport.co

RAVI DHAIYA vs Nurislam Sunyaev of Kazakhstan @ 2.45 PM: Know about Ravi Dhaiya’s SemiFinal Opponent –

  • Nurislam SANAYEV will be Ravi Dhaiya’s SemiFinal Opponent.
  • Like Ravi, he also had won bronze medal at 2019 World Championships to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.
  • He Won 2 of 3 pre-Olympic tournaments, Matteo Pellicone and Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov (at 61kg),
  • He was Asian champion in 2018

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE: Big medal hope & World No. 3 Ravi Dahiya vs Bulgaria’s Vangelov Georgi Valentinov quarterfinals:

@9:36 AM: Another win on technical superiority sees Ravi Dahiya in the semifinals. He will face Kazakhstan’s Sanayev Nurislam.

@9:34 AM: 2nd period

  • Ravi leads 6-0 and looks comfortable against the Bulgaria Vangelov Georgi
  • Ravi takes 2 more points, he leads 8-0
  • Valentinov takes down Ravi to take 2 points. Ravi still leads 8-2.
  • Great defense by both the wrestlers in the 2nd period.
  • 10-2 for Ravi! He takes down the Bulgarian again!
  • 8 points lead for Ravi. He is dominating the Bulgarian. 2 more points for technical superirorit

@9:30 AM: We are underway. 1st period

  • Ravi is trying his best to get a grip on the Bulgarian.
  • Great takedown by Ravi! He leads 2-0
  • Another takedown by Ravi. He takes 2 more points. Leads 4-0.
  • 2 more points for Ravi! 6-0 with 3 maneuvers.

@8:40 AM: Ravi Dahiya will face Bulgaria’s Vangelov Georgi Valentinov. Stay tuned for live updates

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@8:26 AM: Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins 13-2 on technical superiority against Colombian Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano. He will now face Bulgaria’s Vangelov Georgi Valentinov in the quarterfinals.

@8:22 AM: 2nd Period

  • Great move by Ravi again, he takes a 3 points lead. Takes down the Colombian and wins 2 points.
  • 7 points lead now for Ravi. He is dominating the Colombian. Leads 9-2 as he takes 6 back-to-back points.
  • Lead extended to 11-2. Needs 1 more point for technical superiority

@8:18 AM: 1st Period

  • Great start by Ravi. He earned 2 points early.
  • Good comeback by the Colombian, he tried to pin Ravi. Gets 2 points.
  • Ravi wins 1st period late 3-2

@8:17 AM: We are underway with the 1st period

@8:14 AM: Bulgaria’s Valentinov won by technical superiority 11-0. He will take on the winner between Ravi Dahiya and Oscar Eduardo

@8:10 AM: Ravi Dahiya will play after the current match between Algeria and Bulgaria will get over.

@8:02 AM: Ravi Dahiya will be fighting on MAT A.

@8:00 AM: We are ready to bring you live updates as World No. 3 Ravi Dahiya takes on Colombia’s Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano in the freestyle 57kg category event.

Tokyo Olympics Wrestling LIVE – Ravi Dahiya Wrestling LIVE: Know about Ravi Dahiya’s 1st Round Opponent – 

Dahiya came to limelight with a bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in the 57kg category and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

Having recently won 2 golds at the Asian Wrestling Championships, Almaty, 2021, and in New Delhi, 2020, Ravi Kumar Dahiya had beaten European Champion Arsen Harutyunyan in the round of 16 and Japan’s Yuki Takahashi in the quarterfinals to earn a place in the Tokyo Olympics.

On the contrary his 24 year old Colombian opponent Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano big break came when he won the silver in the men’s 57 kgs Pan American Championships in 2019 – Dahiya should not face too many problems in winning the opening bout.

RAVI KUMAR Dahiya – Olympic Draws

  • ROUND of 16 vs Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano
  • Quarterfinals LIKELY Opponent – Georgi VANGELOV (BUL) – A successful wrestler at the age-group level, proved his worth at the European Qualifiers by finishing in the top two to qualify for the Tokyo Games. He defeated Islam BAZARGANOV (AZE) in the semifinal to win the spot. In the final, he lost to Arsen HARUTYUNYAN (ARM). Apart from being the Bulgarian champion, he won a bronze medal at the 2020 Individual World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Semi-Finals Likely Opponent: Stevan MICIC – he is top seed for Tokyo Olympics. He is an American-born Serbian wrestler. He competed for the USA until 2016 and later switched to Serbia in 2018, winning two bronze medals at the European Championships. He qualified for the Olympics by virtue of his fifth-place finish at the 2019 World Championships.

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