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Ravi Kumar Dahiya Biography

Ravi Kumar Dahiya – Indian Freestyle Wrestler

Ravi Kumar Dahiya is also known as Ravi Kumar is an Indian Freestyle Wrestler who won a Bronze medal at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in the 57 kg category and secured a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Since the age of 10, Ravi Kumar was under the wings of Coach Satpal Singh who is also the former coach of two-time Olympic medallist, Sushil Kumar. The wrestler also hails from a village that has produced many excellent wrestlers including Phogat sisters, Bajrang Punia & Yogeshwar Dutt. No wonder, why the wrestling bug bit Ravi in his early phase of life. Ravi Kumar may be a man with few words but he has talent in abundance.

But the prevailing financial crisis came as a hurdle in Dahiya’s wrestling career. Working in a rented paddy field, his father, Rakesh Kumar Dahiya, struggled to meet ends. But he didn’t let his son give up on his ambition.

Senior Dahiya would travel daily from his village to the Chhatrasal Stadium to deliver milk and fruit to Ravi Kumar Dahiya.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya on 5 August 2021 clinched an Olympic Silver medal after losing his 57 kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev. The ROC wrestler registered a 7-4 win against Dahiya.

There were expectations that the 23-year-old Dahiya would become India’s youngest Olympic champion but the Russian defended well to win comfortably.

On Winning Silver Medal Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted,

“Ravi Kumar Dahiya is a remarkable wrestler! His fighting spirit and tenacity are outstanding. Congratulations to him for winning the Silver Medal at Tokyo 2020. India takes great pride in its accomplishments.”

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Ravi Kumar Dahiya Wiki

Full NameRavi Kumar Dahiya
NicknameRavi Kumar
ProfessionWrestling (Men’s Freestyle – 57kg)
Famous ForWinning a bronze medal during the 2019 World Wrestling Championships
Domestic/State TeamHaryana Hammers
Coach/ Mentor, Satpal Singh, Sushil Kumar
Birthday (DOB)12 December 1998
Age23 Years (as in 2021)
Birth PlaceNahri, Sonipat, Haryana
Marital StatusUn-Married
Star Sign/ Zodiac SignSagittarius
HobbiesWrestling, Workouts, Travelling
DebutInternational 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championship (56 kg) in Salvador da Bahia
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Early Life

Ravi Kumar Dahiya was born in 1997 and hails from the village of Nahri in Sonipat district, Haryana. While a passion for wrestling always burned inside Ravi, his financial condition made him toil a lot to overcome all the obstacles in his life. His father not owning land by his own rented farms for a living.

In order to buy fruits for Ravi, his father almost covered 40 kilometers from Nahri to Delhi. Throughout his wrestling journey, his needs were somewhere a financial burden. However, Ravi’s father did not see his son’s performance where he earned a bronze medal at the Worlds. He never got a chance to watch Ravi perform because he was toiling in the fields. Rakesh Kumar worked hard to ensure that his son would never have to compromise on his ambition.

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Ravi Kumar Dahiya Wrestling Career

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Wrestling Career

Ravi Kumar started his training at the age of 10 when his father enrolled him at the Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi. He started his practice under the guidance of the 1982 Asian Games gold medalist, Satpal Singh. Ravi made his International debut with the 2015 Junior Wrestling Championship in Salvador da Bahia.

In his World Championships debut in 2019, Dahiya defeated the European champion Arsen Harutyunyan in the round of 16, and the 2017 world champion Yuki Takahashi in the quarterfinal, to earn one of the six available quota places for the 2020 Summer Olympics. He settled for bronze after losing to defending champion and eventual gold medalist Zaur Uguev in the semifinal round.

In the 2019 Asian Wrestling Championship in Xi’an, China. Ravi Kumar stood fifth in the competition as he lost the match for the Bronze medal.

In the 2020 Senior Asian Championship during the trials, Ravi Kumar Dahiya qualified for the 57 kg weight category after he dominated Pankaj from Air Force by defeating him with a score of 10-0.

Ravi Kumar Dahiya won a Gold medal in both the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championship and the 2021 Asian Wrestling Championship.

In June 2021, Ravi Dahiya participated in the Poland Open in Warsaw and defeated Gulomjon Abdullaev in the opening round. However, in the final round, Ravi Dahiya was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Gulomjon Abdullaev in the 61 kg final, and Ravi had to settle for a Silver medal.

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Ravi Kumar Dahiya Height, Weight & Physical Appearance

Heightin Feet inches – 5 feet 7 inches
in centimeters – 170 cm
in meters – 1.70 m
Weightin kilograms – 57 kg
in pounds – 126 lbs
Body MeasurementChest: 40
Waist: 34
Biceps: 16
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Family

Ravi Kumar Dahiya Father Rakesh Dahiya (at Centre)
FatherRakesh Dahiya (farmer)
MotherName Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Marital StatusUn-Married
Last UpdatedAugust 2021

Ravi Kumar Favourite Wrestler

Ravi Kumar with Sushil Kumar

Ravi Kumar’s Favourite Wrestler is 2 time Olympian Champion Sushil Kumar.

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Ravi Kumar Medals & Achievements

Ravi Kumar Gold Medal in Asian Wrestling Championship
  • Silver medal in 2015 World Juniour Wrestling Championship (56 Kg)
  • Silver medal in 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championship (57 Kg)
  • Bronze medal in 2019 World Wrestling Championship (57 Kg)
  • Gold medal in 2020 Asian Wrestling Championship (57 Kg)
  • Gold medal in 2021 Asian Wrestling Championship (57 Kg)

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Interesting Facts about Ravi Kumar Dahiya

  • Ravi Kumar Dahiya father, Rakesh Dahiya, is a farmer and he used to travel about 60 km every day to Chhatrasal Stadium from his village to give milk and fruits to Ravi to make sure that he gets a proper diet during his training. He traveled every day for almost ten years to support Ravi’s career choice.
  • Ravi started his journey as a wrestler with the 2015 Junior World Wrestling Championship and won a silver medal in the 55 kg weight category for freestyle wrestling.
  • When Ravi was training in Chhatrasal Stadium, his father would often bring milk and fruits for him. In an interview, a senior coach from Chhatrasal, Virender Kumar said-
    His family is very poor. Despite that, his father would somehow manage to travel to Delhi with milk and fruits for him. We knew that he was taking loans to pay for his son’s diet also. So when it was needed, the senior wrestlers in Chhatrasal and even the coaches would contribute what they could. We knew this boy was something special”
  • Ravi kumar won Gold Medal in both 200 Asian Wrestling Championship and 2021 Asian Wrestling Championship.

FAQs About Ravi Kumar Dahiya

Q: When did Ravi Kumar Dahiya was born?
A:  Ravi Kumar Dahiya was born on 12 December 1998.
Q: What is the Age of Ravi Kumar Dahiya?
A: As of 2021, Deepak Punia is 23 Year Old.
Q: Who is the Coach of Ravi Kumar Dahiya?
A: The coach of Ravi Kumar Dahiya is Satpal Singh.
Q: Wohi is the Father of Ravi Kumar Dahiya?
A: Ravi Kumar Dahiya Father’s name is Rakesh Dahiya and he is a Farmer.
Q: What is the Caste of Ravi Kumar Dahiya?
A:  Ravi Kumar Dahiya Caste is Jats.
Q: What is the religion of Ravi Kumar Dahiya?
A: The religion of Ravi Kumar Dahiya is Hindu.