Ravi Kumar Dahiya Biography:
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is an Indian wrestler and He was born on Friday, December 12, 1997, in Nahri, Sonipat, Haryana, India. His father Rakesh Dahiya is a farmer and his mother Urmila Devi is a Housewife.
Ravi was interested in wrestling from a young age and joined Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi in 2007. Since then, he was trained by Satpal Singh, 1982 Asian Games gold medalist and former coach of Sushil Kumar.
His father Rakesh Dahiya used to travel 8-10 km daily from Nahri village to Chhatrasal Stadium to deliver fresh milk and fruits to make sure that his son was taking a proper diet, for more than a decade.
In 2015, Ravi made his international debut at the 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championships and won a Silver medal in the 56 kg category. He then suffered from injuries and took a break for more than a year.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Medals:
- Junior World Championships Salvador da Bahia 2015 (55Kg): Silver Medal
- World U23 Championships Bucharest 2018 (57 Kg): Silver Medal
- World Championships Nur-Sultan 2019 (57 Kg): Bronze Medal
- Asian Championships New Delhi 2020 (57 Kg): Gold Medal
- Asian Championships Almaty 2020 (57 Kg): Gold Medal
- Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 (57 Kg): Silver Medal
Later, in 2018, Ravi participated in the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championships and won a Silver medal in the 57 kg category.
In the following year, he made his debut at the World Wrestling Championships where he won a Bronze medal after he lost to Zaur Uguev (defending champion and eventual gold medalist) in the semifinal round in the 56 kg category. With this win, he secured a berth for his debut Summer games at Tokyo Olympics.
He then won his 1st International Gold Medal at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships held in New Delhi. In 2021, he bagged his 2nd International Gold Medal at the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championships held in Almaty.
In the Tokyo Olympics, Ravi Kumar won a silver medal after losing to ROC wrestler Zaur Uguev in the final and became the second Indian wrestler to win an Olympic silver after Sushil Kumar.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Awards and recognition:
After winning the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
- ₹4 CR from the Government of Haryana.
- ₹50 lakh from the Government of India.
- ₹50 lakh from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
- ₹40 lakh from the Indian Olympic Association.
All Wiki Biography:
|Real Name||Ravi Kumar Dahiya|
|Coach||Personal Coach: Kamal Malikov, Satpal Singh|
National Coach: Jagmander Singh
|Date of Birth||December 12, 1997 (Friday)|
|Age (as in 2021)||23 Years|
|Birth Place||Nahri, Sonipat, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Nahri, Sonipat, Haryana, India|
|Education Qualifications||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Spending time with family, watching movies|
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||173 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.73 m (in meters)
5’ 7” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||57 kg (in kilograms)|
125 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Rakesh Dahiya|
Mother: Urmila Devi