Delhi: August 5: Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver medal in Tokyo Olympics after losing to Russian two-time World Champion Zaur Uguev 4-7 in the men’s freestyle 57kg final.
The 23-year-old became the second male wrestler to win a silver for India in wrestling at the Olympics, after wrestler Sushil Kumar.
This is India’s fifth medal in Tokyo after medals from Mirabai Chanu, P.V. Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and men’s hockey team.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and people all across the country congratulated Silver medalist wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
India is proud of Ravi Dahiya for winning the wrestling Silver at #Tokyo2020. You came back into bouts from very difficult situations and won them. Like a true champion, you demonstrated your inner strength too. Congratulations for the exemplary wins & bringing glory to India.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 5, 2021
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at #Tokyo2020. India takes great pride in his accomplishments.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
INDIA 🇮🇳 Wins🥈!
You did it Ravi ! Congratulations!
Your spirited performance is a matter of immense pride for every Indian!
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 5, 2021