It was a bright Wednesday (August 4) for India at the Tokyo Olympics as wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Deepak Punia both stormed into semifinals. Ravi Dahiya defeated Bulgaria’s Georgi Vangelov in the 57kg freestyle category with a comprehensive 14-4 margin while Deepak Punia got past China’s Zushen Lin in the 86kg category with a 6-3 margin in the quarterfinal bouts.
Dahiya will now take on Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev for a right to enter the gold medal fight in the 57kg category while Punia will take on United States’ David Morris Taylor in the semifinal. Both the bouts will take place later in the afternoon on Wednesday.
(More to come)