Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya knocked out in wrestling trials, won’t go to Asian Games | More sports News

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NEW DELHI: In an enormous upset, Olympic silver medallist Ravi Dahiya was on Sunday knocked out of the Asian Video games trials by unheralded Atish Todkar, who created a flutter on the Indira Gandhi Stadium by pinning the elite Indian wrestler in a pulsating 57kg bout.

Dahiya, known as a ‘machine’ for his great expertise and endurance, wouldn’t have anticipated such a resistance from Todkar, who hails from Maharashtra.

Individuals who have seen Dahiya wrestle know that taking even two factors from Dahiya is a large activity for Indian wrestlers, neglect about anticipating somebody profitable ‘by fall’ in opposition to him.

Nevertheless, on Sunday, not solely factors had been scored with some splendid and breathtaking strikes, Dahiya suffered a uncommon ‘pin’.
Todkar was main 20-8 on the time when he had Dahiya’s shoulders on the mat.
Todkar persistently dodged Ravi by shifting swiftly from underneath his arms to maneuver again for take-down strikes.

Dahiya has not competed this 12 months after struggling an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament) accidents in his proper knee.

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