Ravi Kumar Dahiya became the 2nd ever Indian Wrestler to enter the Olympics Final today. He defeated Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev in the Semi-finals to enter the Finals of Men’s Freestyle (57 kg). Ravi’s entry into the Final confirms another medal for India. With the assured silver medal, Ravi will fight for the Gold in the Finals against Zavur Uguev. Here are the date & times of Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s final appearance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Ravi’s semi-final bout win, at one point, seemed in danger when Sanayev gained 8 points in a row. Even after going down by a significant margin of 2-9 against his opposition, Ravi didn’t give up. He reduced the difference to 5-9 by pushing Nurislam out of the mat. Sanayev also hurt his leg while trying to resist Ravi.
Gaining his confidence back, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, pinned Sanayev down to win ‘by fall’, with just over 30 seconds left for the match to end.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Olympics Final Date & Time
Ravi Kumar Dahiya will take on the two-time World Champion Zavur Uguev in the Olympics Final on August 5. The match will be in the Afternoon Session after the ‘Repechage Round 2’ and the ‘Bronze Medal matches’. It is the first time after the 2012 London Olympics that an Indian Wrestler has entered the Olympics Final. Previously, Sushil Kumar was the only Indian wrestler to have entered the Olympic Finals, which he did in the 2012 London Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Wrestling Finals Live Telecast in India
Ravi Kumar Dahiya’s final bout in the Tokyo Olympics will be telecasted live by the Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony TEN 1 HD/SD are the channels that will be broadcasting the Finals live in India. Doordarshan as well, will be telecasting the wrestling finals and the other events live.
People in India can also stream the Tokyo Olympics live online. SONY LIV, Sony’s digital streaming platform, will be streaming the Olympic events Live.