Tokyo Olympics: Wrestlers Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia progress into semis

04-08-2021

Tokyo, Aug 4 (UNI) India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia progressed into the semi-finals beating their respective opponents in the men's freestyle 57kg and 86kg category here on Wednesday.

Dahiya did not face much difficulty and defeated Georgi Valentinov of Bulgaria by 14-4 in quarter-finals in completely one sided match.

Unlike Ravi, Deepak Punia won his bout only in last seconds. Punia was on the verge of elimination when he managed a master move to outclass Chinese Lin Zushen with only 5 seconds to go in the 86kg section.

Earlier in the day, Dahiya marched into the quarter-finals of the men's freestyle 57kg category after edging Colombia's Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano by the Technical Superiority of 13-2.

Deepak Punia had made to the quarter-finals of Men's Freestyle 86kg after beating Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor. Punia outclassed Nigerian by the Technical Superiority of 12-1.

In semi-finals later today Ravi Dhaiya will take on Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sunyaev & Deepak Punia will fight World Championship winner from US Deepak Taylor in other semi-final in 86kg.