Tokyo Olympics 2020 Wrestling Highlights: Ravi Kumar assures silver medal for India in wrestling, Deepak to fight for bronze

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Catch the Men's freestyle wresting semi-final updates of Indian wrestlers Ravi Kumar and Deepak Punia starting at 2:45 PM IST.

India's Ravi Kumar in action during his quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics.   -  AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of the Men's Freestyle Wrestling semifinal as Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia aim to secure a place in the final.

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  • It's all over and Taylor is in the final as he beats Deepak 10-0. The Indian stays in the competition and will fight for the Bronze medal tomorrow.
  • Deepak has been asked to attack and Taylor with a great reversal has taken three points and into the lead and it only got worse for the Indian as he is trailing 0-7.
  • Ravi Kumar wins and moves into the final and confirms at least a silver medal for India. He will wrestle for the Gold medal tomorrow, on August 5
  • What a turnaround this has been from the wtrestler as he wins 7-9 to enter the gold medal match.
  • Ravi counter attacks and almost throws his opponent out of the match and scores three points but trails 5-9.
  • Nurislam takes a 9-2 lead and how quickly the bout transformed in just no time!
  • Ravi gets into the defensive after being attacked and both wrestlers are yet to gain a point.
  • The two wrestlers lock horns and the bout begins
  • Right then Ravi Kumar is all set to take on Nurislam Sanayev in the men's freestyle 57kg and it all boild down to how the Indian fares in this bout.

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar beat Bulgaria's Georgi Vangelov 14-4 on technical superiority to reach the semifinals in the men's 57kg at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.

Ravi's compatriot Deepak Punia beat China's Zushen Lin 6-3 on points to advance to the last four. Ravi will face Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the semis while Deepak will square off against David Morris Taylor of the USA.

Tokyo 2020 Wrestling: Know Ravi Kumar's semifinal opponent Nurislam Sanayev

India wrestler Ravi Kumar faces Nurislam Sanayev of Aktobe, Kazakhstan, in the 57kg category semifinal at Tokyo 2020.

The winner of the match, scheduled for 2:45 PM IST (6:15 PM local time), will be assured a medal in the quadrennial showpiece.

Ravi Kumar's Road to semifinal

Ravi Kumar beat Oscar Eduardo Tigreros Urbano of Colombia (13-2) in the 1/8 final and Bulgaria's Georgi Valentinov (14-4). 

Sanayev downed Diamantino Iuna Fafe 7-0 and Yuki Takahashi 4-4.

Tokyo 2020 Wrestling: Know David Morris Taylor III - Deepak Punia's semifinal opponent

World No. 2 Deepak Punia takes on David Morris Taylor III of the United States of America in the 86kg category semifinal at Tokyo 2020. The match is scheduled to begin later on Wednesday and will assure the winner a medal in the quadrennial showpiece.

Deepak Punia's Road to semifinal

Deepak beat Nigeria's Ekerekeme Agiomor (12-1) and China's Lin Zushen (6-3).

David downed Ali Shabanau of Belarus and San Marino's Myles Nazem Amine.