Ravi Kumar Dahiya Photograph:( AFP )
Ravi Kumar made a stunning comeback after pinning down Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan with less than a minute left.
Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya has assured India of another medal after storming into the finals of the 57kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. He will become the fifth Indian wrestler after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar and Sakshi Malik to win an Olympic medal.
Ravi Kumar made a stunning comeback after pinning down Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan with less than a minute left. Kumar was down by 1-9, however, he bounced back and did not concede even a single point post that and then pinned him down in the dying moments to assure a medal for India.
Several sporting icons took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian wrestler. Take a look:
What a dramatic turn around win by Ravi Kumar Dahiya, was 3-9 down but ddid not give up, fought valiantly and beat the two-time world championship medallist, and India is assured of another medal.#Tokyo2020 #Wrestling pic.twitter.com/6UZoyP4irP— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2021
What a match and what a comeback!#Ravidahiya ने पुरुष फ्रीस्टाइल(57 किग्रा) सेमीफाइनल में कजाकिस्तान के सनायव नूरिस्लाम को हराकर मुकाबला जीता, फाइनल में प्रवेश,एक ओर मडल पक्का💪🏻#TeamIndia #Tokyo2020 #olympicsinhindi #Cheer4India #GoForGold pic.twitter.com/xpzqJ046dX— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) August 4, 2021
Earlier, he beat Bulgaria’s Vangelov Georgi Valentinov in the quarter-finals. He is now one step away from winning a gold for India and scripting history.