Ravi Kumar Dahiya (born 12 December 1997), also known as Ravi Kumar, is an Indian freestyle wrestler who won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 57 kg category. Dahiya is also a bronze medallist from 2019 World Wrestling Championships and a three-time Asian champion.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Biography
RAVI KUMAR DAHIYA, is a professional Indian international wrestler who has recently won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after being defeated in the finals 4-7 by the Russian Wrestler Zavur Uguev in the 57kg weight category. He is one of the finest young wrestlers in India. Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar greatly inspires Ravi Kumar.
|Famous For||Winning a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics|
Physical Stats (Height, Weight and more)
|Height||in centimeters– 173 cm|
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight||in kilograms– 57 kg|
in pounds– 126 lbs
Ravi Kumar was born on 12th December 1997 in Nahri Village of Sonipat Village in Haryana, India, to Rakesh Dahiya (father) and Urmila Devi (mother). He was sent to Chhatrasal Stadium to train wrestling from former wrestler Satpal Singh (a 1992 Asian Games gold medallist).
|Date of Birth||12 December 1997 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||23 Years|
|Birthplace||Nahri, Sonipat, Haryana|
Despite poor financial conditions, his father, Rakesh, travelled for almost 10km daily at the Chhatrasal Stadium to provide him milk and fruits to maintain his diet for nearly 10 years. His professional wrestling started after participating in the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championship, where he was fortunate to win a silver medal.
Family & Girlfriend
- Ravi Kumar was born in the Nihari village of Sonipat district in Haryana, India, to poor parents RakeshDahiya (father) and Urmila Devi (mother).
- His father, Rakesh, used to work for rent on paddy fields, and his mother was a housewife.
|Parents||Father– Rakesh Dahiya (farmer)|
Mother– Urmila Devi
Career, Awards and Medals
|Debut||International– 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championship (56 kg) in Salvador da Bhahia, Brazil|
|Domestic/State Team||Haryana Hammers|
|Coach/Mentor||Personal Coach: Kamal Malikov, Satpal Singh|
National Coach: Jagmander Singh
|Medals||• Silver medal in the 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championship (56 kg)|
• Silver medal in the 2018 U23 World Wrestling Championship (57 kg)
• Bronze medal in the 2019 World Wrestling Championships (57 kg)
• Gold medal in the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships (57 kg)
• Gold medal in the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships (57 kg)
• Silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (57 kg)
• Gold Medal in Men’s 57kg freestyle at CWG 2022.
|Awards||2021: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award|
Rewarded with Rs.50 Lakhs by the Central Government of India.
Rewarded with Rs.4 Crore by the Government of Haryana.
He is nominated for the Arjuna Award in 2021.
- Ravi Kumar started wrestling at the age of 10.
- He was sent to Chhatrasal Stadium, almost 10km away from his residence, by his father, Rakesh.
- His first international breakthrough came when he won a silver medal at the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championship. He was fortunate to win a silver medal in the 55kg weight category.
- Later in 2017, he was injured, because of which he was forced to take a rest for almost one year from wrestling but soon made his epic comeback in 2018.
- In the 2018 U-23 World Wrestling Championship, he showed his master skills and won a silver medal.
- For the 2019 Pro Wrestling League, he was signed to Haryana Hammers and played a vital role in winning the title.
- Later the same year, at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in China, he had a poor performance and was ranked in the 5th position losing a bronze medal.
- He was selected in the quota for the 2020 Summer Olympics after winning a bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championship conquered by the gold medallist ZaurUguev of Russia.
- Later in 2020, he won a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after losing the semi-finals.
- Recently, He won Gold medal in Men’s 57kg freestyle at Commonwealth game 2022.
Besides his achievements & performances, the Indian wrestler has never hit any headlines. He has contributed all his time in preparations and that has kept Ravi Kumar Dahiya away from any such controversies.
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- Ravi Kumar was selected in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 57kg weight category for wrestling. He was fortunate to bring a silver medal for the country after losing the final to Russian Wrestler Zaur Uguev by 4-7.
Commonwealth Gmaes 2022
Ravi Kumar Dahiya won GOLD at CWG 2022 Birmingham, beats Nigeria’s Ebikewenimo Welson in final
- After winning a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he became India’s second wrestler to win an individual silver medal at the Olympics.
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