Ravi Kumar, a two-time Asian champion, was extremely disappointed with the final result as he couldn’t win the gold medal in the men’s 57kg freestyle final at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is being celebrated all around India after he bagged the silver medal in the men’s freestyle wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics but on a personal level, the 23-year-old wrestler sounded absolutely dejected to lose out on the gold in his final bout.
Ravi Kumar was trailing 0-2 in the first round before he bounced back to level the score but the round ended with Uguev ahead 4-2.
Uguev then raced to a 7-2 lead before Ravi Kumar fought back with 2 more points but couldn’t overturn the 3-point deficit in the end and lost the bout, but not without giving the Russian a tough fight.
Ravi Kumar, a two-time Asian champion, was extremely disappointed with the final result as he couldn’t win the top prize.
“I do feel good for the silver but I could have done better. There were probably some shortcomings today. I tried my best to win the gold but missed out by a small margin,” Ravi Kumar Dahiya told India Today’s Boria Majumdar and Rahul Rawat over the phone.
Ravi Kumar is only the second Indian wrestler after Sushil Kumar to clinch a silver medal at the Olympics. He is also the fifth medal winner in this Games after Mirabai Chanu, PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain, the men’s hockey team, and Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
Ravi Kumar is also the fourth Indian male wrestler, and fifth overall, to win a medal at the Olympics. His medal also marks the fourth consecutive medal for India at the Olympics in wrestling.