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Wrestler Ravi Dahiya Eyes India's First Gold In Tokyo

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  • Aug 05, 2021;
Ravi Dahiya will be gunning for glory when he takes on ROC's Zavur Uguev in the men's wrestling freestyle 57kg final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat fell to a shocking defeat to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus at the 53kg freestyle wrestling 1/4 final. The Indian wrestler, who was trailing 3-9, lost the bout via fall. Phogat had earlier defeated Sofia Mattsson in the 1/8 finals. She is also out of contention for the repechage round as Kaladzinskaya lost her semi-final bout to Pang Qianyu. Also, the Indian men's hockey team sealed a 5-4 win against Germany in their bronze medal match. Simranjeet Singh scored two goals for India at the Oi Hockey Stadium, along with Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh also adding their names on the scoresheet. The win also helped the Indian men's hockey team end their 41-year medal wait at the Olympics.