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Who is Nisha Dahiya?

Nisha Dahiya clinched a bronze medal in 65 kg at Wrestling U-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also congratulated the wrestler by tweeting, “Congratulations to Shivani, Anju, Divya, Radhika and Nisha for winning medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade. Their performance is special and will contribute to wrestling becoming even more popular across India”.

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya issues video after death news, says she is fine

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya issues video after death news, says she is fine
Wrestler Nisha Dahiya issues video after death news, says she is fine

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya issued a video on Instagram and said the news that she and her brother were shot dead by unknown assailants was fake news. In the video, Nisha Dahiya introduced her and said she has come to Gonda to play senior nationals and the news of her being shot is fake. “This Nisha Dahiya (shot dead) and medalist wrestler Nisha Dahiya are two different people. The medalist wrestler belongs to Panipat and is at an event now,” Sonipat superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma said to ANI. 

On Wednesday evening, it was reported Nisha and her brother Suraj were shot dead in Haryana’s Sonipat by unknown assailants as she was returning home from Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy in Sonipat’s Halalpur. It was also reported that Nisha’s mother was admitted to Rohtak’s PGI Hospital in a critical condition. 

The wrestler has recently won medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade in 65 kg wrestling under 23 for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted congratulating the wrestler along with the other winners of the event. “Congratulations to Shivani, Anju, Divya, Radhika, and Nisha for winning medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade. Their performance is special and will contribute to wrestling becoming even more popular across India,” PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday.

Soon after the ‘fake news’ started doing the rounds, people on social media expressed shock over the incident, minutes after which the video from Nisha Dahiya hit social media.

News agency Press Trust of India clarified that the news of a wrestler by the name of Nisha Dahiya being shot dead by assailants in Sonipat is not fake. Quoting the coach, it reported that the wrestler who has been shot is a newcomer wrestler who is also Nisha Dahiya, not the under-13 world championship bronze medals.

Nisha Dahiya Biography, Wiki

Nisha Dahiya Biography Wikipedia
Nisha Dahiya

Recently, Nisha Dahiya bagged a bronze medal in 65 kg at Wrestling U-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

PM Narendra Modi praised her along with other women wrestlers for their breakthrough performance.

“Congratulations to Shivani, Anju, Divya, Radhika and Nisha for winning medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade. Their performance is special and will contribute to wrestling becoming even more popular across India,” the PM had tweeted.

The 23-year-old started playing at the age of 13 on her father’s instruction at a Akhada in Nidani, Jind. She won a gold medal at the cadet National Championships in 2014 in Srinagar and repeated the feat the next year. Her first international medal came in 2014 when she returned with a bronze in the 49kg category from Asian Championships. She won a silver in 60kg category next year. She also won a bronze at the National Championships in 2015.

However, the wrestler then faced a four-year doping ban. She had tested positive for meldonium, a drug which was banned by World Anti-Doping Agency in 2016. It is the same drug that got tennis superstar Maria Sharapova in trouble.

“For a couple of months I thought that leaving the sport is the best. Everyone was saying that you won’t be allowed to wrestle now. I did not know anything about doping. My friends cut off from me and said bad things about me like don’t drink water with her or train with her,” Dahiya told Scroll.

Later, making her comeback, she won the U-23 National Championships in October 2019 in Shirdi.

Nisha Dahiya Banned

Dahiya had tested positive for meldonium, a drug which was banned by World Anti-Doping Agency in 2016 — the same drug that got tennis superstar Maria Sharapova in trouble. Dahiya was tested after winning the bronze medal in 2015.

The 22-year-old cursed herself for the mistake and slowly drifted away from the sport. Things were made worse as she said her friends parted ways with her.

“For a couple of months I thought that leaving the sport is the best,” she said. “Everyone was saying that you won’t be allowed to wrestle now. I did not know anything about doping. My friends cut off from me and said bad things about me like don’t drink water with her or train with her.”

Younger among two sisters, Dahiya was desperate to find motivation to go back to the wrestling hall. Her parents were the first to support her to not stop wrestling. They took her to the akhada and asked her to start wrestling again.

“They wanted me to continue,” she said. “They said take as much as time it takes to get back. I really have a supporting family and relatives.”

No one in her family had wrestled before. But Dahiya was interested in sports which saw her travel to Nidani Sports Hostel in Jind. She practice wrestling for two years before shifting base to Satyawan akhada in Rohtak.

“I was in sports hostel in Nidani when I was in eighth standard,” she said. “I learnt basic wrestling there before coming to Rohtak and then I decided to train seriously. I started understanding the sport and what medals mean.”

Two years later, she won the gold medal at the cadet National Championships in 2014 in Srinagar and repeated the feat next year. Her first international medal came in 2014 when she returned with a bronze in the 49kg category from Asian Championships. She won a silver in 60kg category next year.

Nisha Dahiya FAQ’s

Who is Nisha Dahiya?

Nisha Dahiya clinched a bronze medal in 65 kg at Wrestling U-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also congratulated the wrestler by tweeting, “Congratulations to Shivani, Anju, Divya, Radhika and Nisha for winning medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade. Their performance is special and will contribute to wrestling becoming even more popular across India”

How old is Nisha Dahiya?

Currently, Nisha Dahiya is 23 years old.

Is Nisha Dahiya alive?

Yes, Nisha Dahiya is alive.

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