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Poland Open Wrestling LIVE Blog Day 2: India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya in action ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 09, 2021 21:56 IST

Poland Open Wrestling tournament will feature 365 wrestlers, including 30 Olympians from 44 nations

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And that brings us to the conclusion of Poland Open Wrestling LIVE BLOG Day 2. Thank you all for joining us. 

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The Indian could not regain the momentum and loses the final to Gulomjon Abdullaev 5-3. Closely fought final but Ravi Kumar's opponent showed great match awareness to clinch the gold.

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Big lead now as Abdullaev pulls a 5-2 lead over Ravi Kumar. We've entered the last minute of the men's 61kg final now. 

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The lead see-sawing with now Abdullaev in the lead at 3-2. Crucial 2 minutes.

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Ravi Kumar quickly takes the lead back and makes it 2-1. Nervous few minutes await all Indian fans watching the finals.

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Gulomjon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan takes a narrow 1-0 lead.

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Like their earlier encounter, it is a cautious start by both the grapplers. 

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It's time for men's freestyle 61kg final! India's Ravi Kumar Dahiya takes on Gulomjon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan

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Don't forget India's big medal hope - Vinesh Phogat - will also be in action in the tournament. After missing the 2016 Olympics due to an unfortunate injury, Vinesh Phogat will be keen to clinch a medal in Tokyo. Read more about her preparation in our exclusive interview.

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And we are back for the coverage of Poland Open Ranking Series. Our focus will be on Gold medal bout between Kumar RAVI (IND) and Gulomjon ABDULLAEV (UZB)

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Ravi Kumar dominated in the first match against Abdullaev of Uzbekistan - his opponent for the final - but wrestling is a game of surprises so the Indian grappler will need to be cautious. We are taking a small break and will be back for the big final at around 9 pm IST.

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The match for the Gold medal will be Kumar RAVI (IND) vs. Gulomjon ABDULLAEV (UZB)

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Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya has entered the finals of Poland Open Ranking Series freestyle 61kg. He overcame Nathan Khalid Tomasello of USA 9-5 in the group stages before beating Reza Ahmadali Artinagharchi 7-4 in semifinal.

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Remember Ravi Kumar is actually competing in a weight category (61 kg) above his normal 57 kg. The comeback victory hence is all the more impressive.

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TOTAL DOMINATION!!! Ravi Kumar flies to a 13-8 lead and clinches the match. Stunning stuff from the Indian grappler. Kept his cool despite trailing 8-0 at one point.

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And Ravi takes the lead. It is now 9-8 to the Indian wrestler. What a turnaround. 30 seconds still on the clock.

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In an incredible turn of events, Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar has made it 8-7. Big match mentality show by the Tokyo-bound Indian. 

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Finally, a sniff of an opportunity and Ravi Kumar is quick to pounce. Three quick points for the Indian wrestler but time is slowly running out. 

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Ravi Kumar struggling to match the dynamism of Askarov as the Kazakhstan grappler makes it 8-0

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Askarov is in no mood to let his attention slip away as he extends the lead to 6-0. The Indian grappler struggling to make any breakthroughs. 

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Make that 4-0 as Adlan Askarov storms to a big lead in the early minutes of the bout against Ravi Kumar.

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Bout 2 for Ravi Kumar but it is Adlan Askarov who takes a 2-0 lead. 

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The next opponent for Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar is Adlan Askarov of Kazakhstan. His last result was 2nd place for the men's 61 kg in the Asian Championships in 2021. 

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And that is a win for the Indian Ravi Kumar. Had complete control throughout the match and beat Abdullaev of Uzbekistan 10-1.

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Make that lead 8-1 to Ravi Kumar who now has the match under control. India looks in shape to begin Poland Open with a win. 

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Ravi Kumar rushes to a 4-1 lead with three minutes still remaining on the clock. Can the wrestler see it out for India's first victory of the tournament? 

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Both grapplers have started with a cautious approach in the 61kg freestyle category. Scores 0-0 after two minutes with Ravi Kumar slowly building up the momentum.

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And we are LIVE on Mat B with India's Ravi Kumar opening the day's proceedings. He is against Abdullaev of Uzbekistan.

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The events are scheduled to begin in a few hours. India will be hoping their wrestlers gain important experience in the tournament. IOA chief Dr Narinder Batra had claimed in an exclusive interview to Sportskeeda that he expects at least 3-4 to medals from the country's wrestlers. 

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How to watch Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar in action today at the Poland Open Ranking Series? 

Here is the LIVE stream link: https://wrestlingtv.in/livestream/

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India originally fielded five wrestlers but will now have only three representing them after Sumit Malik failed the dope test and Deepak Punia pulled out with an elbow injury. Iran and Kazakhstan are using the competition to help determine their final Olympic team. Japan, meanwhile, has decided to skip the Poland Open Rankings Series due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Hello and welcome to the LIVE Blog of Day 2 of Poland Open Ranking Series. India's star wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya will be taking part today as he prepared for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics
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