|2020 Asian Wrestling Championships||Gold|
|2019 World Wrestling Championships||Bronze|
Ravi Kumar Dahiya is an Indian wrestler born on 12th December 1997. Ravi Kumar Dahiya won a silver medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics. He hails from Nahri village of Haryana’s Sonipat district. Ravi Kumar represents India internationally in the 57 kg category.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya - Early Life, Family & Background
Ravi Kumar Dahiya was born to Rakesh Kumar and his wife. Dahiya’s father is a farmer. He had rented paddy fields for a living as he doesn’t own any land. Dahiya comes from a state that has produced prominent names in Indian wrestling including Yogeshwar Dutt, Sushil Kumar, Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, and Bajrang Punia.
Dahiya took up an interest in wrestling at a young age and joined Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi at the age of 10. He was trained under Satpal Singh, former coach of Sushil Kumar. Dahiya had a burning passion for wrestling, but his financial condition was a burden on him and his family. He would toil hard to overcome obstacles.
His father Rakesh Kumar used to travel for 40 kilometers every day from Nahri village to the stadium in North Delhi to deliver fruit and milk to Ravi Kumar.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Biography
During his rise in his career, Ravi Kumar Dahiya had gone through injury woes. While participating at the Senior Nationals in 2017, he had suffered a knee injury. However, he was called to play the semi-final bout of the event.
In 2019, Haryana Hammers picked Dahiya to represent them in the Pro Wrestling League. Ravi Kumar Dahiya played a very vital role in Haryana Hammers's undefeated run at the 2019 Pro Wrestling League.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya Achievements
Ravi Kumar Dahiya made his international debut at the age of 17 when he represented India at the 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championships, where he won a Silver medal after he lost to Mahir Amiraslanov of Azerbaijan in the 56 kg category.
At the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championships, he had earned a Silver medal. The following year, with the Bronze medal at his debut World Wrestling Championships, he got the ticket to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He finished 5th at the Asian Wrestling Championships.
2020 was a special year for Ravi Kumar Dahiya as he earned his 1st International Gold Medal in his wrestling career. Dahiya will be eyeing a medal in the 57 kg category at the Olympics this year.