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Tokyo Olympics-bound Ravi Dahiya settles for silver after dropping to Uzbek wrestler at Poland Open


Olympic-bound Ravi Dahiya couldn’t reap the benefits of a tiring Gulomjon Abdullaev within the remaining after outclassing the identical Uzbek wrestler in his opening spherical and settled for a silver medal on the Poland Open in Warsaw on Wednesday.

Ravi went for a number of double-leg and proper leg assaults however Abdullaev stayed robust in his defence, exhibiting huge enchancment from his first spherical drubbing. None of his makes an attempt fructified however Ravi didn’t appear to have a plan B and as an alternative conceded factors on counter-attack. The Uzbekistan grappler was gasping for breath within the second interval however Ravi nonetheless couldn’t breach his defence and ultimately misplaced the title conflict 3-5.

In his earlier bouts, Ravi had outlasted his opponents, who misplaced steam by the point second interval started. Nevertheless, it didn’t work within the remaining.

All his opponents attacked his left leg repeatedly however Ravi, the reigning Asian champion and 2019 World Championship bronze medallist grappler’s superior stamina pulled him by in his bouts.

Competing in solely his second competitors of the season, Ravi started with a straightforward 10-1 win over Abdullaev however struggled towards Kazakhsthan’s Adlan Askarov earlier than prevailing 13-8.

He sealed his spot within the semifinals with a 9-5 win over American Nathan Khalid Tomasello, who like Ravi, normally, competes in 57kg.

Ravi then reached the ultimate with a 7-4 win over Iran’s Reza Ahmadali Atrinagharchi. Essentially the most difficult bout for Ravi turned out to be his second spherical duel towards Askarov. It was all about stamina and energy because the Indian effected a dramatic turnaround after trailing 0-8 to win towards the Kazakh.

Askarov, the Asian Championship silver medallist, shocked Ravi with a flurry of double-leg assaults because the Indian was struggling to barter with the Kazakh wrestler’s quick strikes.

Whilst Ravi acquired himself positioned for counter assaults, he couldn’t execute them. It was a wierd sight to see Ravi struggling and his defence falling aside. He was only one transfer and two factors away from an embarrassing defeat by technical superiority.

Nevertheless, his rival misplaced steam within the second interval and Ravi took benefit of that to drag off take-down strikes one after one other to log 13 straight factors.

In Spherical 3, he simply beat Tomasello although he allowed the American to pay money for his left leg. Out of the 5 factors conceded, three have been step-outs when Tomasello couldn’t full the throw however managed to tug Ravi out of the world.

His leg defence was shaky once more however Ravi’s stamina but once more pulled him by.

He prevailed 7-4 towards Iran’s Reza Ahmadali Atrinagharchi, who had the Indian in a spot by locking his left leg a number of occasions. Nevertheless, the Iranian was not left with a lot power in the direction of the top.

Deepak Punia had withdrawn from the 86kg competitors on Tuesday resulting from an elbow harm. Vinesh Phogat (53kg) and Anshu Malik (57kg) will current their problem within the Rating Collection occasion on Friday.

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