Ravi Kumar on Thursday became the second Indian wrestler to clinch an Olympic silver after losing his 57kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev. This is India’s second silver and fifth medal overall at the Tokyo Olympics.
Ravi Kumar joined the legendary Sushil Kumar to become only the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic silver. Sushil had settled for silver in the 2012 London Olympics.
Ravi Kumar was trailing 0-2 in the first round before he bounced back to level the score but the round ended with Uguev ahead 4-2.
Uguev then raced to a 7-2 lead before Ravi Kumar fought back with 2 more points but couldn’t overturn the deficit in the end.
Ravi is the fourth Indian male wrestler, and fifth overall, to win a medal at the Olympics. His medal also marks the fourth consecutive medal for India at the Olympics in wrestling.