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World Wrestling Championships: CWG gold medallist Ravi Dahiya knocked out

Ravi Dahiya was knocked out of World Wrestling Championships in the pre-quarterfinals and will return without any medals this time.

Ravi Dahiya

Ravi Dahiya (Reuters)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 17 Sep 2022 4:50 AM GMT

Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya exits World Wrestling Championships after a shocking loss of 10-0 to Gulojmon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan in the pre-quarterfinal bout.

Ravi lost the game via technical superiority as Abdullaev was dominant throughout the bout and will return empty-handed from Belgrade.

One of India's biggest medal hopes at the ongoing world championships, Ravi started his campaign with a dominant win against Razvan Kovacs of Romania in the qualification round.

The disappointment for the Indian contingent continues as Ravi will not have a chance at bronze through repechage after Abdullaev lost his quarter-final bout against Zelimkhan Abakarov of Albania.

In the 74 kg category, Sagar Jaglan lost to world no. 1 Kyle Dake in the quarter-finals by 5-0.

Sagar started well defeating Mitchell Louis Finesilver of Israel by 15-4 in Round 32. He followed it up with another win against Diego Antonion by 13-2 in the pre-quarterfinals. Sagar will have a shot at the bronze medal tomorrow through the repechage.

India's medal hopes were dashed as Naveen Malik lost the bronze medal bout against current world no. 1 Ernazar Akmataliev of Kyrgyzstan.

Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Pankaj (61 kg) and Viky (97 kg) will take on the mat tomorrow and India will put their medal hope on multiple World Championship medallist Bajrang Punia.

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