Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya makes India proud, bags a Silver Medal in men's freestyle 57 kg category in Tokyo Olympics

Posted On: 05 AUG 2021 5:55PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlights:

  • President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulate Ravi Kumar Dahiya for his performance
  • Congratulating Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur says, your spirited performance is a matter of immense pride for every Indian

Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver medal in Tokyo Olympics today after losing to Russian two-time World Champion Zaur Uguev 4-7 in the men's freestyle 57kg final. The 23-year-old became the second male wrestler to win a silver for India in wrestling at the Olympics, after wrestler Sushil Kumar. This is India's fifth medal in Tokyo after medals from Mirabai Chanu, P.V. Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and men's hockey team. President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur and people all across the country congratulated Silver medalist wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya.

President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya for winning Silver medal in Tokyo Olympics. Shri Kovind tweeted, “India is proud of Ravi Dahiya for winning the wrestling Silver at Tokyo 2020. You came back into bouts from very difficult situations and won them. Like a true champion, you demonstrated your inner strength too. Congratulations for the exemplary wins & bringing glory to India.”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated wrestler Ravi Kumar and tweeted, " Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at Tokyo 2020. India takes great pride in his accomplishments."

Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur congratulated wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya and tweeted, “INDIA Wins! You did it Ravi! Congratulations! Your spirited performance is a matter of immense pride for every Indian! What an incredible journey! What an amazing day for Indian sports!”

Ravi Kumar Dahiya hails from the Nahri village in Sonipat district of Haryana. He comes from an agrarian family background and his father used to work in the paddy fields at his village. He started Wrestling at the age of 10. He suffered a knee injury during the Senior National in 2017. Due to this, he had no sponsors and had to depend on his well-wishers to recuperate from his injury.

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: December 12, 1997

Home location: Nihari, Sonipat, Haryana

Sport: Wrestling

Training Base: SAI NRC Sonipat/ Chattrasaal Stadium

Personal Coach: Kamal Malikov

National Coach: Jagmander Singh


  • World Championship - Bronze
  • Asian Championship - 2 Gold
  • U-23 World Championship - 1 Silver medal
  • World Junior Championship - Silver
  • Asian Junior Championship - Gold

Key Govt. Interventions

  • Inclusion of personal Support staff in National Camps
  • Participation in Asian Championships, Sr World Championship, Matteo Pellicone Ranking tournament, Yasar Dogu and Word Cup between 2018 and 2021 through ACTC
  • Training camp in Russia along with personal Support staff for preparation of Olympics 2020
  • Visa support for participation in Poland Open 2020






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Details of coaches: q

Grassroot Level: Hansraj

Development Level: Lalit/ Mahabali Satpal

Elite Level: Mahabali Satpal/Jagmander Singh/ Kamal Malikov




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