Ravi Dahiya to fight for gold at Poland Open after 3 consecutive wins

The reigning Asian champion and 2019 World Championship bronze medallist grappler's superior stamina pulled him through in his bouts.

Ravi Dahiya will now fight for gold against Abdullaev, whom he trounced easily in his opening bout.   -  PTI

Olympic bound freestyle wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya gave a series of fine performances to reach the final of the Poland Open Ranking Series event here on Wednesday.

World championships bronze medallist Dahiya, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in 57kg, decided to compete here in 61kg as he did not want to go through the rigours of reducing his weight twice in about two months.

In a depleted but strong field, Dahiya defeated World junior champion Gulomjon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan 10-1, World under-23 silver medallist Adlan Askarov of Kazakhstan 13-8 and American Nathan Tomasello 9-5 before rallying to beat Iranian star Reza Ahmedali Atrinagharchi 7-4 in the semifinals.

Dahiya will meet Abdullaev in the final.

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