Prime Minister and Haryana Chief Minister congratulated by tweeting
Tokyo, Aug 5 (IANS)| Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya settled for a silver medal after going down 4-7 to Zayur Ugayev of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the men’s freestyle 57kg final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics here. Ravi had proved his mettle by making a stellar start in Tokyo. Despite being trailing in the semi-finals, he defeated NurIslam Sanayev of Kazakhstan to secure a medal for India by entering the final.
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 its accomplishments.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
Ugayev took two points in the first period of the final match. But Ravi immediately bounced back and scored two points. However, then Ugayev took two points to take a 4-2 lead. After this, Ugayev also took a point in the second period. Then Ugayev took two more points to make the score 7-2. However, Ravi once again made a comeback and narrowed the gap by collecting two points. But his efforts were not enough to win the match and he had to be content with the silver medal with this defeat.
We hoisted the tricolor – Haryana with the country
Son Ravi Dahiya #Tokyo2020 I have won the heart of not only Haryana but the whole of India by sticking logs. Many many congratulations and best wishes to him on winning the silver medal.
I wish you achieve new heights of success.#Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/70wCfoSCxk
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) August 5, 2021
As soon as Ravi won the silver medal, Prime Minister Modi wished him. Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has also announced a cash reward of Rs.4 crore for Ravi Kumar. Apart from this, it has also been announced to give them class one government job and HSVP plot at 50 percent cost. An indoor wrestling stadium with modern facilities will also be built in Ravi’s village Nahari.