- Savitri Devi was sobbing with satisfaction, however saying that her grandson is yet to satisfy his guarantee.
- Dahiya turned into the primary Indian since Kumar in London 2012 to make wrestling last at the Olympics.
Savitri Devi was sobbing with satisfaction, however saying that her grandson is yet to satisfy his guarantee. “Chora bol ke Gaya hai gold laake dega (he’s guaranteed to present to me a gold medal from the Olympics),” she said.
As Ravi Dahiya staggeringly pivoted the 57kg free-form semi-last against Nurislam Sanayev in Tokyo on Wednesday, Savitri looked the most invigorated in the family home in Nahri town in Haryana’s Sonepat locale. The family’s experienced a ton for Monu (Dahiya), so this feels better, she said, as neighbours approached praise them.
Dahiya got wrestling when he was six.
“I selected him at Chhatrasal Akhada (in west Delhi). Before that, he would prepare in the homestead fields,” said his dad Rakesh. Rakesh ranches on the family’s one section of the land plot, a previous grappler who surrendered the game since cash was scant. So Dahiya’s first mentor was Raj, said Rakesh, suffixing his name with “pehelwan (grappler).”
The wrestling community at Chhatrasal arena has delivered various internationals, of whom the most popular are twofold Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, who won bronze in London. Dahiya’s more youthful sibling Pankaj is additionally preparing to be a Greco-Roman grappler at Chhatrasal arena.
“Mentor Satpal had disclosed to me that Ravi would make India pleased,” said Rakesh, alluding to Satpal Singh, who won wrestling gold in the 1982 Asian Games and bronze in 1974. A renowned mentor who runs the middle at Chhatrasal, Singh is additionally Sushil Kumar’s dad-in-law.
So notwithstanding confronting a monetary crunch, Rakesh sent his child to prepare there. It implied he would go for an hour consistently for the following 10 years to give his child milk and organic products, which are a significant piece of a grappler’s eating regimen.
On Wednesday, Dahiya turned into the primary Indian since Kumar in London 2012 to make wrestling last at the Olympics.
Sushil (he is currently in prison for supposed homicide) and Dutt are Dahiya’s wrestling saints, said Darshan Lall, a previous grappler who is likewise a VP at the Wrestling Federation of India.
“Sushil has assumed a major part in forming Ravi’s profession. He was, in every case, extremely brilliant as a youthful learner who had the appetite to reach the top.
I was not astounded by how he played the semi-last session. It is his regular game. He jumped at the chance to assault and didn’t go under enormous stage pressure. He will win the last and get India a gold award,” said Lall.
Should that occur, it would be the most radiant section throughout the entire existence of this town of 15,000 individuals.
Dahiya is the third Olympian from Nahri after Mahavir Singh (1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles) and Amit Dahiya (London 2012). In any case, he’s the primary medallist.