4 alumni of schools affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand College (MDU), Rohtak, have introduced Olympic medals for India because the 2008 Beijing occasion when boxer Vijender Singh bagged the bronze medal. Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt received a bronze for India within the 2012 London Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik secured a bronze within the 2016 Rio occasion and Ravi Dahiya, one other wrestler, not too long ago got here again with a silver medal from Tokyo.
The Rohtak varsity has produced as many as 276 international-level gamers in numerous disciplines. Twelve of the 30 gamers from Haryana who had been a part of the Indian contingent at Tokyo Olympics had a MDU connection.
Wrestlers Sonam Malik and Anshu Malik, and three girls hockey gamers — Neha, Monika Malik and Nisha Warsi — are at current college students in numerous schools affiliated to the MDU.
As many as 27 MDU alumni, together with Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik (all wrestlers); Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar, Jai Bhagwan (boxers); Mamta Kharab (hockey) and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, have been honoured with prestigious Arjuna Award. Raj Kumar Sangwan, a boxer, was the primary MDU alumni to obtain the Arjuna Award in 1996. Additionally, 20 MDU alumni have represented India within the Commonwealth Video games and practically 40 have secured a medal within the Asian Video games, to this point.
MDU sports activities director Devender Singh Dhull mentioned Haryana has emerged as the most effective state within the nation in producing worldwide gamers and MDU has performed a vital position in it. “We have now produced 4 Olympic medallists since 2008 and all of them had represented MDU within the inter-university tourneys,” he added.