Tokyo Olympics 2020: About seven thousand people live in Nahari, a small village in Haryana. Wrestler Ravi Dahiya from Nahari village is going to participate in Tokyo Olympics. But you will be surprised to know that Ravi Dahiya is the third such wrestler from this small village who is going to participate in the Olympic Games.
Amit Dahiya also represented the country in 2012 London Olympics from Nahari village. The biggest thing is that both Amit and Ravi have won medals for the country in the World Championships.
This time in the 57 kg category of freestyle wrestling, a medal is expected from Ravi Dahiya. Ravi Dahiya is currently running in excellent form. Ravi’s height is more in comparison to the wrestlers in the 57 kg category. Recently, Ravi Dahiya has also trained in Russia after performing well in international competitions. Therefore, along with Bajrang Punia, the hope of medal from Ravi Dahiya is also very high.
It was not easy for Ravi to travel from Nahari village to Tokyo. Growing up in a farming family, Ravi started wrestling in the village along with farming with his father. His journey started in indigenous ways and after training in the soil for the first three to four years, Ravi received training from Satpal Singh at Chhatrasal Stadium.
Entire village has hope of medal
Ravi’s father Rakesh Dahiya said, “The passion for wrestling is very high among the children of Nahari village. But not everyone gets a chance to practice by going 60/70 km away. That’s why there are many children who do not get opportunities for further training, despite that they are very talented. Wrestlers like Ravi can come forward even more if the government starts a training academy here.
The entire village is now in the hope that Ravi Dahiya will bring home medals for the country. Padam Dahiya, who has known Ravi since childhood, said, “The biggest plus point of Ravi is that he is not ready to give up till the end.”
Ravi’s neighbor Ravindra Dahiya said, “Since childhood, those who have covered such a long way facing so many difficulties have a medal in their name.”
Let us tell you that the Wrestling Federation of India had organized a special training camp for wrestlers in Russia before the Olympics. The reason is that the Eastern European country is considered a super power in wrestling. Russia is also involved in this. After this training camp and with better preparations, the players will now leave for Tokyo.
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