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Tokyo Olympics: Wrestlers Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya storm into semis

Tokyo Olympics: Wrestlers Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya storm into semis
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Indian wrestlers Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia stormed into the semi-finals of the men's freestyle category after overpowering their opponents on Tuesday. India's Deepak Punia defeated China's Zushen Lin 6-3 to enter the Men's Freestyle 86kg semifinals.

India's Ravi Dahiya defeated Bulgaria's Georgi Valentinov Vangelov 14-4 to enter the Men's Freestyle 57kg semifinals.

Fourth-seeded Ravi comfortably overcame the challenge of Oscar Eduardo by the Technical Superiority of 13-2.

The 23-year-old Indian drew the first blood by snatching two points but Colombian Oscar Eduardo soon stormed back and levelled the match by 2-2. In the last moments of the first half, Indian gained a one-point lead going into the second essay.

But coming into the second half, the bronze medalist at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships gave no chance to Oscar and wreaked havoc upon him with some solid attacks. Ravi managed to put an unanswered 10 points in the second period against the Colombian.

Earlier on Tuesday, grappler Sonam Malik bowed out of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after losing to Mongolia's Bolortuya Khurelkhuu in women's freestyle 62kg event here at the Makuhari Messe Hall A Mat B.

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