Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Aug 09, 2012, 01:49 PM IST
New Delhi: Amit Kumar Dahiya is an India wrestler who is scheduled to represent India at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. He is the youngest wrestler in the Indian delegation. He is also the youngest wrestler ever to represent India at the Summer Olympics.
Amit is from Nahri village, Sonipat district, Haryana. His father, Narender Singh, is a milkman. He has two brothers.
Amit started wrestling in second grade at the age of seven. When he was in second grade, he defeated a seventh grade student in a wrestling match during lunch break. His teacher appreciated him and his family encouraged him to pursue his talent. He was admitted in the akhara of Hansrajji. At this time, it was just meant to be used as a recreation.
After seeing his talent, wrestling coach and former Asian and Commonwealth Games medallist Satpal Singh took him in his Delhi's wrestling training centre at Chhatrasal stadium, Model Town.