Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the silver medal as he went down fighting against ROC's Zaur Uguev in the men’s freestyle 57kg category at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 23-year-old became only the second Indian to win a silver for India in wrestling at the Olympics, after legendary wrestler Sushil Kumar.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya gave a tough fight to the Russian wrestler. His opponent raced to 7-2 led and from there on it was always going to be difficult for Ravi to overturn the deficit. The Indian grappler got a couple of points but the Russian defended well to record a clinical victory.
Fans on Twitter cheered Ravi even after the loss and shared their thoughts on the social media platform. Here are some of the best tweets.
— Rupin Kale (@Vegansportlover) August 5, 2021
— Abhinandan Nahata (@cricketgyani_an) August 5, 2021
Well, Abhinav Bindra still stands alone...
— Kapil Choudhary (@kapil857) August 5, 2021
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 5, 2021
Mirabai Chanu: / #Weightlifting
PV Sindhu: / #Badminton
Lovlina Borgohain: / #Boxing
Men’s Team: / #Hockey
Ravi Kumar Dahiya: / #Wrestling
5️⃣ medals for #IND - one more, and this will equal India’s best ever showing at an #Olympics #TeamIndia | #Tokyo2020
— Yash Jha (@jhayash) August 5, 2021
Tell you what, it'll be heartbreaking when cricket makes the Olympics, and India doesn't win a medal.
And an altogether different high when they do.#Olympics
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 5, 2021
Not today but let's stand and applaud Ravi Kumar for a SILVER MEDAL that he WON #Tokyo2020
— Hari Priya CR (@cr_hariPriya) August 5, 2021
Superb achievement by #RaviKumarDahiya! You fought & damn nearly beat the 2-time reigning world champion & made him sweat bricks to the final second...that #Silver feels like #Gold! Just proud! #Wrestling #Tokyo2020 #TeamIndia #Cheer4India
— Abhinav (@abhinav_k316) August 5, 2021
Think of the silver lining
— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) August 5, 2021
2004 - Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
2012 - Vijay Kumar and Sushil Kumar
2016 - PV Sindhu
2021 - Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya
All silver medalists at the Olympics, but each of their performances shall remain etched in our heads forever
Well fought, Ravi
— Aniket Mishra (@aniketmishra299) August 5, 2021
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