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Wrestling: Ravi Dahiya, Gourav, Pinki win silver medals at Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov

India clinched a total of six medals - 3 silver and 3 bronze on the second day of the ongoing Dan Kolov Nikola Petrov 2022 Wrestling tournament.

Wrestlers Deepak Punia Ravi Dahiya Gourav Baliyan
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Deepak Punia, Ravi Dahiya and Gourav Baliyan (Source: SAI)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 19 Feb 2022 12:12 PM GMT

India clinched a total of six medals - 3 silver and 3 bronze on the second day of the ongoing Dan Kolov Nikola Petrov 2022 Wrestling tournament in Bulgaria.

While the 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, men's 79kg grappler Gourav Baliyan and women's 55kg wrestler Pinki clinched silver medal in their respective weight divisions, Reetika (women's 72kg), Deepak Punia (men's 92kg) and Rupin (55kg Greco Roman) bagged the bronze medals.

Having shifted from the 57kg to 61kg category and competing in his first-ever tournament since the Olympics, Ravi Dahiya was at his best usual best early on in the tournament and even defeated fellow Indian, Pankaj, in the semifinals.

The Olympic medallist, however, struggled against Albania's Zelimkhan Abakarov as he went down 7-1 in the final. The Albanian had earlier defeated India's Ravinder to enter the final.

In the other finals for India on the second day in Bulgaria, the Asian Championships silver medallist Gourav Baliyan went down to Ali Shabanau of Belarus while Pinki lost to Andreea Ana of Romania in the women's 55kg final.


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