Ravi Dahiya was eliminated in the first round of Asian Games wrestling tryouts.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya, a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will not be travelling to the Asian Games 2023 after being knocked out of the wrestling trials by Maharashtra’s Atish Todkar 20-8 on Sunday at the Indira Gandhi Arena. Ravi Dahiya, an Olympic and World medallist, was eliminated in the first round of wrestling selection tryouts for the prestigious competition. Dahiya began wrestling in his early teens and won a silver medal in the 55 kg freestyle category at the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championships in Salvador de Bahia.
In 2017, he had an injury that sidelined him for more than a year. In his comeback year, he earned the silver medal in the 57 kg category at the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championship in Bucharest, India’s only medal at the competition. Dahiya went undefeated in the 2019 Pro Wrestling League while representing the champion Haryana Hammers.
After losing the bronze medal match, he was ranked fifth at the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi’an.
Dahiya made his global Championships debut in 2019, defeating European champion Arsen Harutyunyan in the round of 16 and 2017 global champion Yuki Takahashi in the quarterfinals to claim one of the six open quota berths for the 2020 Summer Olympics. In the semifinal round, he fell to defending champion and eventual gold winner Zaur Uguev.
He won bronze after defeating Reza Atri of Iran. Dahiya was named to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in October 2019 as a result of his medal achievement.
He is also a three-time Asian champion and a bronze medalist at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships.
Dahiya won gold at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi and again in Almaty in 2021.
He won gold in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling category at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
He won the gold medal at the 2022 Yasar Dogu Tournament, defeating Uzbek Gulomjon Abdullaev 11-10 in the final. He was eliminated in the pre-quarterfinals of the 2022 World Wrestling Championships by Uzbekistan’s Gulomjon Abdullaev.