Olympic silver medalist wrestler Ravi Dahiya is now eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming World Championships and next year’s postponed Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
He is currently training in Russia to prepare for the World Championships, which will begin in Belgrade on 10 September.
Dahiya, who won a gold medal in the 57kg category in Birmingham, said, “As a sportsperson, my aim is to bring laurels to my country and my immediate goal is to win gold medals at the World Championships and Asian Games.” Commonwealth Games said in a release.
The 24-year-old Indian left for Russia last month with his coach Arun Kumar and is training with Russian wrestlers and coaches at the academy in Vladikavkaz, the same venue where Olympic gold medalist Zaurbek Sidakov trains.
The Indian has put in some invaluable training time at the academy and is ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Dahiya, who won a bronze medal at the last World Championships, said, “For me, the high expectations of my fans are really their love and support towards me and only motivates me to do better. There is no pressure on me to perform. ” in 2019.