Ravi Dahiya pulls out of Bishkek UWW event due to knee strain; Mulaym, Pankaj lose bronze play-off

Updated: Jun 4 2023 7:29PM

Bishkek, Jun 4 (PTI) Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya pulled out of the Bishkek Ranking Series event on Sunday due to a knee strain while Mulaym Yadav and Pankaj lost their bronze play-offs as Indian men's freestyle team will return empty-handed from the tournament.

Dahiya, who entered the 61kg competition, was up against Kyrgyzstan's Taiyrbek Zhumashbek Uulu in the Qualification round. It was Dahiya's first competition since finishing sixth at the World Championship in Belgrade in September 2022.

However, the 25-year-old wrestler from Nahri did not take the risk of aggravating his injury and opted out.