A 20-year old changing weight classes to participate at an International level multi-disciplined event is a risk that not many would take. But, wrestler Amit Kumar Dahiya did so right before the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The shift to 57kg, didn’t deter him whatsoever as he went onto win gold at the event.
Prior to the Commonwealth Games, Dahiya had won silver in the 2013 Wresling Championship (55 kg category) at the age of just 19. Now 21, Dahiya is being touted as Sushil Kumar’s replacement in the Wresling realm for India.