Ravi Dahiya, the Tokyo Olympic hero, relied on father’s laborious work to protect working in the direction of 70km from house

Ravi Dahiya has change into a family name in final two days. The wrestler, who is within the finals of 57-kg weight division, is a story of battle and persistence. Nonetheless, it’s now not correct him who was going thru excessive difficulties.

Ravi’s father, Rakesh Dahiya, is equal participant in his Olympic glory. He ensured, despite living 70km a ways from his son that Ravi by no approach felt any shortage of assets and enhance.

Rakesh, who lived in Haryana’s Nahri village, has four bighas of land, but that wasn’t ample, so has moreover taken 20 acre of land on rent. He commuted to Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium by educate to bring milk and butter for his son.

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It sounds as if, Rakesh desired to be a wrestler in his childhood however the inability of assets thwarted his plans. Now, he’s satisfying his dream thru his son.

Ravi Dahiya on Wednesday grew to change into handiest the 2d Indian wrestler to qualify for the title conflict on the Olympic Games, when he sensationally became around the bout by pinning Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev.

Earlier than Ravi, Sushil Kumar was the glorious Indian to invent the gold medal bout on the 2012 Olympics in London the attach he had settled for a silver.

The fourth seeded Ravi trailed 2-9 after Sanayev effected just a few ‘fitley’ (leg lace) but as the clocked ticked away, Dahiya regrouped and acquired benefit of his rival with a double leg attack that resulted in a ‘victory by tumble’.

“I had no substitute conceding that considerable lead against Sanayev. I’m now not chuffed with it,” Ravi urged PTI.

“I occupy beaten Sanayev twice sooner than, so I knew I’m in a position to drag it off despite trailing by a broad margin. I was assured inside of, but I occupy now not got conceded lead and made it a shut battle. That was gorgeous unsuitable of me,” he acknowledged.

“I mute occupy some unfinished substitute to attain. I came with a draw here and that is now not total yet (winning gold),” acknowledged Ravi.

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