Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Dahiya mentioned this throughout his go to to Jammu to satisfy his motivator Vickrant Mahajan.
Only a few folks know that to perform this unparalleled feat for the nation, Dahiya has been mentored by Jammu-based motivator Vickrant. And as a token of gratitude, Dahiya got here to Jammu this weekend to thank his motivator for his Olympic medal.
Ravi Dahiya’s affiliation with Vickrant Mahajan goes again two and a half years.
“Vickrant had began a marketing campaign referred to as the Goalete Program to inspire India’s athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In 2019, he went to Chhatrasal Stadium the place Ravi Dahiya was one of many wrestlers he motivated,” Dahiya recalled.
Feeling indebted to Vickrant’s motivation Dahiya expressed his gratitude in direction of his mentor and mentioned, “Initially my objective was to only qualify for the Olympics. However Vickrant impressed me to set the objective of the Olympic gold and commit myself wholeheartedly to its pursuit.”
Speaking to reporters in Jammu, Dahiya mentioned mentors play an essential function in a participant’s life and Vikrant Mahajan has guided him correctly and at present the result’s in entrance of everybody.
Replying to a query on his future plans, Dahiya mentioned that he’s getting ready for the World Wrestling Championships that are going to be held in Oslo, Norway from October 2 -10.
“I’m going to organize for it from subsequent month itself. I’ve to win a gold medal at this championship in any case.”
Talking on the event, Dahiya mentioned, “I used to be nowhere until two and a half years in the past. After I met him, I used to name him virtually every single day for motivation.
“Even the day of my Olympic last I spoke to him and he’s the primary person who I referred to as after profitable the silver medal,” he mentioned, including, “I genuinely really feel that the one who performed essentially the most pivotal function in getting me on that Olympic podium is Vickrant.”
He additionally defined the rationale for his presence in Jammu. “Since my return from Tokyo on the ninth of August, I’ve been attending one felicitation operate after one other and I used to be unable even to go house besides to attend yet one more felicitation operate in my village.
“From tomorrow, I’ve one other lengthy listing of features lined up, however earlier than moving into that grind, I assumed it is my accountability to come back personally to Jammu and thank the one who has been most instrumental in my Olympic success.”
On the similar time Olympian Ravi Dahiya mentioned he additionally got here right here to supply his obeisance to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi as earlier than going to the Tokyo Olympics, he had prayed to get a medal and holy deity has fulfilled his want.
Dahiya did not disappoint his followers and confirmed his Olympic medal to everybody when the media and followers demanded for his image along with his medal.
Replying to a query on the gamers of Jammu and Kashmir, Dahiya mentioned that incentives are essential not just for gamers right here but additionally for proficient sportspersons from all around the nation.
Giving tricks to change into a very good participant, he mentioned, “It is extremely essential to be calm first. It doesn’t matter what the sport is, it is just by the calmness of the participant in the course of the recreation that makes the opponent stressed to commit a fault.
“I consider the gamers ought to at all times be calm in entrance of the opponent however the flame of profitable spirit ought to stay sparked contained in the thoughts.”
He hoped that the variety of medals within the subsequent Olympics will certainly enhance as the federal government has initiated varied steps.
Dahiya might be returning to Delhi on Monday night.
Collectively, they’ve labored out a objective imaginative and prescient for the following 10 years, mentioned Vickrant buoyantly and added that that is just the start.
“And on condition that Ravi is a lifelong goalete, he’ll carry a mess of honours to India from the best competitions on the earth and encourage the world along with his excellence in sport and as a human being,” he added.