The environment on the Nahri village chopal in Sonepat district has been electrical after freestyle wrestler Ravi Dahiya (57kg) took to the mat on the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday morning.
Near 500 youth and aged of two panchayats, Nahri and Nahra, have been watching their son’s progress to the ultimate on a large display screen and dancing to the faucet of dhol after each victory.
At Ravi’s residence, father Rakesh Dahiya, a farmer, and mom Urmila Devi, a housewife, are overwhelmed with the cocktail of son’s success and big assist.
“The entire village and the nation needs Monu (Ravi) to win the gold. We pray to God that his arduous work bears fruit,” mentioned the proud father of the Olympic medallist.
Ravi Dahiya’s youthful brother Pankaj Dahiya couldn’t come residence however watched the bouts along with his mates on the Chhatrasaal Stadium the place he trains as a Greco Roman wrestler.
“Ravi got here right here a lot earlier. I got here right here three-four years in the past. He has been right here since he was 11 years outdated. Ravi began wrestling on the Hansraj Brahmchari akhada in a village the place each baby used to attempt his hand at kushti.”
Wrestling runs within the Dahiya clan’s blood. His father used to wrestle in youth however Ravi was impressed by his uncle Rajesh Dahiya’s muscular constructed who’s at present serving as an Assistant Commandant in BSF Rajasthan.
The 2 panchayats of Nahri and Nahra are famed for producing wrestlers, as is nearly each village in Sonepat. The village is residence to 2 Arjuna awardee wrestlers Satveer Singh and Mahavir Singh, and two Olympians Mahavir Singh (1980 Moscow) and Amit Kumar Dahiya (2012 London). At 18, Amit held the file of being the youngest Indian wrestler to have competed at Olympics
Ravi,23, is the newest discover from right here however he now has an added feather of being an Olympic medallist.
“In Sonepat, Delhi’s wrestling arenas, Moni pehalwaan, as Ravi is popularly identified, has climbed the ladder of success quickly after becoming a member of the Chhatrasaal stadium. God has all the time been type to him by rewarding his arduous work instantaneously,” mentioned Harjit Singh, a wrestling coach right here.
He has received two gold in Asian Championships (2020,2021), bronze at 2019 World Championships in Nur Sultan, silver in World U-23 Championships in Bucharest and silver in 2015 World Junior Wrestling in Salvador da Bahia.