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Olympic medalist Ravi Dahiya will not go to Asian Games, knocked out of trials by Atish Todkar

New Delhi [India], July 23 (ANI): Silver-medalist at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Ravi Kumar Dahiya will not be travelling for the Asian Games 2023 as he was knocked out of the wrestling trials by Maharashtra’s Atish Todkar by 20-8 on the Indira Gandhi Arena on Sunday.

Olympic and World medalist, Ravi Dahiya crashed out within the first spherical of wrestling choice trials for the acclaimed event.

Dahiya began wrestling in his early teenagers and gained the silver medal within the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championships at Salvador de Bahia within the 55 kg freestyle class.

He picked up an damage in 2017 which saved him out of motion for greater than a 12 months. In his comeback 12 months, he gained the silver medal on the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championship in Bucharest, India’s solely medal on the competitors, within the 57 kg class. Dahiya remained unbeaten on the 2019 Pro Wrestling League, representing the title-winning workforce, Haryana Hammers.

He was ranked fifth on the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an, after shedding the bronze medal match.

In his World Championships debut in 2019, Dahiya defeated the European champion Arsen Harutyunyan within the spherical of 16, and the 2017 world champion Yuki Takahashi within the quarterfinal, to earn one of many six out there quota locations for the 2020 Summer Olympics. He misplaced to defending champion and eventual gold medalist Zaur Uguev within the semifinal spherical.

He managed to take the bronze after defeating Reza Atri of Iran. On the again of his medal win, Dahiya was included within the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in October 2019.

He can be a bronze medallist within the 2019 World Wrestling Championships and a three-time Asian champion.

Dahiya gained gold on the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi and the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty.

In the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, he gained the gold medal within the males’s 57kg freestyle wrestling class in Birmingham, England.

At the 2022 Yasar Dogu Tournament, he gained the gold medal after defeating Uzbek Gulomjon Abdullaev 11-10 within the remaining. At the 2022 World Wrestling Championships, he misplaced to Uzbekistan’s Gulomjon Abdullaev within the pre-quarterfinals. (ANI)