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Ravi Kumar Dahiya vs Nurislam Sanayev wrestling semifinal Olympics 2021: Ravi Dahiya beats Sanayev, qualifies for the final
By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2021 03:22 PM IST

Live scores and updates from Ravi Kumar Dahiya vs Nurislam Sanayev wrestling semifinal Olympics 2021

15:22 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Dahiya beats Sanayev by fall, to contest for the gold medal

If India's day was going well at the Olympics till now, then Dahiya just made it better. He displayed some brilliant wrestling moves under pressure. He was down 9-2 with just under two minutes to go. He kept his cool got a grapple over his opponent and took down Sanayev to fight back. 

Then a world class display of strength and power by Dahiya saw Sanayev pinned to the mat. This sealed the contest for the Indian. 

He will be in action tomorrow for the final against ROC's Uguev, the third seed of the tournament. A billion prayers will be behind Dahiya as he will take the mat to win India its first wrestling gold medal. 

That is all from this live blog. You can catch all updates from the Tokyo Olympics on Sportskeeda. 

15:14 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

15:13 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The final between Ravi and Uguev is scheduled for 5th August 4:10PM IST.

15:11 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Mark the timings!

Men's 57kg freestyle final - Ravi Dahiya vs Zavur Uguev. The winner will take the gold!

15:05 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi Dahiya will now play either ROC's Uguev or Iran's Atrinagharchi in the final. His opponent will be confirmed very soon.

15:02 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The scoresheet from the game. Don't be shocked after looking at the point advantage for Sanayev. Ravi won the contest by fall. 

Ravi Dahiya is through to the final!!

14:59 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

What a massive win for Ravi and India! The Indian found himself trailing 9-2 at one point in the match. Under such immense pressure, the Indian managed to turn the momentum and won the bout with just over 30 seconds remaining. World class wrestling!!

14:57 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

A fourth medal is confirmed for India. 

14:57 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

He gets Sanayev onto the mat and manages to keep his opponent's shoulders fixed to the mat. A win by fall.

14:56 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

RAVI HAS WON THE MATCH! He wins the match through a pin.

14:55 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi gets a leg hold! 9-7!

14:54 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Just over a minute left in the bout and the Kazakh wrestler seems injured.

14:54 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Can the Indian turn the tide and win the match?

14:54 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi manages a take down and he has cut the lead to just 4 points! The score is 9-5.

14:53 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

A point for Ravi Dahiya! 9-3!

14:52 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi needs a massive effort to win the bout

14:52 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Under 2 minutes to go!

14:52 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The score is now 9-2 in favour of the Kazakh wrestler!

14:52 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Sanayev has got the feet lay! He has turned him around 3 times and takes a massive lead.

14:51 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi defends! The Kazakh wrestler had a hold of the Indian but Ravi defends

14:50 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

It has been a close contest till now.

14:50 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The second round is under way.

14:49 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi Kumar takes a 2-1 lead!

14:49 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The scores are still at 0-0.

14:48 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The wrestlers continue to try and establish a hold but to no avail!

14:48 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The first minute is up. Still 0-0!

14:47 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The bout begins!

14:45 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The wrestlers are making their way on to the mat.

14:44 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Kazakhstan's Sanayev will be in the red corner and India's Ravi Dahiya will be in the blue corner for this semi-final bout.

14:39 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

A reminder - Ravi Dahiya is the fourth-seed in the men's 57kg freestyle competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

Out of the top 4 seeded players, only Ravi - the 4th seed, and ROC's Uguev who is the 2nd seed have made it to the semis.

14:38 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

The contest is less than 10 minutes away now!

14:35 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

14:33 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Within touching distance

If Ravi Dahiya wins this semi-final contest, he will be assured of atleast a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and compete in the final of the 57kg men's event.

If he loses, he will compete in the repechage round, for a bronze medal. 

To sum it up, Ravi Dahiya is just one win away from guaranteeing a medal for India. 

14:29 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Almost there!

The semi-final bout between Dahiya and Sanayev is scheduled to begin at 2:45PM IST.

14:27 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Here are the scoresheets from the 1/8 finals and 1/4 finals contests of Ravi Dahiya
The round of 16 result
The result of the quarter-final match

14:25 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Ravi Dahiya has won both his rounds till now through the technical superiority rule. This means that when one wrestler gains a 10-point advantage over their opponent, at any given point in the bout, they win they contest. 

14:23 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Here is an article about Ravi's opponent in the next bout - Nurislam Sanayev from Kazakhstan. 

14:21 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

In case you're wondering where you can watch Ravi Dahiya in action, head to the article given below. 

14:19 (IST) 4 Aug 2021

Hello and welcome everyone!

Ravi Dahiya's performance at the Tokyo Olympics today has won everyone's hearts. The Indian wrestler cruised through his opponents earlier in the day and now finds himself in the semifinals of the men's 57kg freestyle event. He will be up against Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev. Can he win this round and advance to the final? Or will the Kazakh wrestler put a halt to the Indian's streak? you can catch all the live action and updates on this blog.
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