India wrestler Dahiya defeats Rakhat Kalzhan in 57kg final for hat-trick of Asian C’ship golds; Punia, Balian settle for silver
Ravi Dahiya. Pic/Getty Images
Ravi Dahiya’s physical prowess and superior tactical acumen was on show yet again as he became the first Indian wrestler to win three gold medals at the Asian Championship, but Bajrang Punia struggled badly on his return to action even as he grabbed a silver, here on Saturday.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi was his usual dominant self in his three bouts as he outclassed the 57kg field to emerge champion.
Bronze for Naveen, Kadiyan
Gourav Balian (79kg) was impressive in his silver-winning effort while Naveen (70kg), making his senior debut and the seasoned Satywart Kadiyan (97kg), bagged bronze medals as all five Indians in action earned podium finishes.
Second final of the season
Dahiya, 24, conceded early lead in all…