Olympics podium on his mind, wrestler Ravi Dahiya aims to excel at Asian Wrestling Championships

  • World Championship bronze medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya says his main priority will be to stay injury-free and put up a good show at the Asian Wrestling Championships

  • The Asian Wrestling Championships will be held in the national capital from 18-23 February and Dahiya said he is working on his leg defence ahead of the tournament

  • Dahiya is currently training in Russia under coach Murad Gaidarov

New Delhi: Gunning for an Olympic gold, World Championship bronze medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya says his main priority will be to stay injury-free and put up a good show at the Asian Wrestling Championships to prepare for the Tokyo Games.

 Olympics podium on his mind, wrestler Ravi Dahiya aims to excel at Asian Wrestling Championships

Representational image. Reuters

"I am aiming for a gold at the Olympics and the Asian Wrestling Championships will help me prepare better ahead of Tokyo. I plan to keep working hard and not be a victim of any injury," said the former U-23 World Championship silver medallist.

The Asian Wrestling Championships will be held in the national capital from 18-23 February and Dahiya said he is working on his leg defence ahead of the tournament.

"I am practising hard on a regular basis. I am concentrating hard on basic techniques and watching videos of other wrestlers, which I believe will help me improvise and develop new strategies," said the 23-year-old, who won a gold in the 61kg at Rome Ranking series.

"I am having some drawbacks in my leg defence and I am working especially hard in that area. I need to be stronger on my legs, which will help me defeat my opponents easily."

Talking about his opponents, Dahiya said, "Iran's Reza Ahmedali Atrinagharchi will be a strong opponent to watch out. Apart from Iran, Japan, Uzbekistan, and Korea will also be tough. In the Tokyo Olympics, Russia's Zavur Uguev will be a tough contender."

Dahiya is currently training in Russia under coach Murad Gaidarov.

"In Russia, I am doing practice and training with better and stronger wrestlers. Each day I am fighting new wrestlers, and I am learning a thing or two every day," he said.

"Coach Murad is training me in every way possible. He is putting new challenges before me every day and it's making me stronger as a wrestler and improving my techniques."

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