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Ravi Dahiya suffers setback in Asian Games 2023 prep, pulls out of Bishkek Ranking series

Ravi Dahiya suffers setback in Asian Games 2023 prep, pulls out of Bishkek Ranking series

A last-minute injury caused Tokyo Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya to pull out of his qualification match against Kyrgyzstan’s Taiyrbek Zhumashbek Uulu in the 61 kg weight class. This withdrawal can cost Dahiya dearly in his preparations for the Asian Games 2023.

Tokyo Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya has pulled out of the Bishkek Ranking Series event owing to a knee injury. Dahiya sustained the injury during warmup ahead of his first match of the event being held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Dahiya was competing in a new weight category of 61 kg and was scheduled to play against Kyrgyzstan’s Taiyrbek Zhumashbek Uulu in the qualification round. This withdrawal can derail Dahiya’s chances and preparation for the upcoming Asian Games 2023.

“According to the Indian coaching staff, the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist injured his knee while warming up and won’t compete in Bishkek,” United World Wrestling said in a statement.

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Dahiya’s last appearance in international competition occurred 10 months ago at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where he emerged victorious in the men’s freestyle 57kg category, clinching the gold medal.

India has so far won four medals in the tournament. The three medals from Indian women wrestlers on Saturday took India’s tally to four after Greco-Roman wrestler Manjeet (55kg) won bronze on Thursday.

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