KIYG: Telangana’s weightlifting hope trains in the institution where his mommy is a sweeper
Hyderabad: Top competitor for a medal in the Khelo India Youth Games, Dhanavath Ganesh, researches at the Telangana Sports School in Hakimpet, Hyderabad, where his mommy Saidamma functions as a sweeper.
That has, nonetheless, neither hindered him from taking care of the imagine turning into one of India’s leading weightlifters neither winning medals for his organization or his state.
“My dream is to become star on the international stage, the Asian Games and Olympics,” Dhanavath stated as he got ready for the Khelo India Youth Games, beginning on June 4 in Haryana.
“I love to see the joy on my mother’s face every time I win a medal. She too shares my dream of winning a medal in the Asian Games and Olympics,” the 18-year- old weightlifter, that will certainly be contending in the 81 kg classification at the KIYG, stated.
“I know it is a long road ahead but I’m determined to make my mother proud,” he included.
For Dhanavath, that matured in a little town– Veeralapalam in Nalgonda area of Telangana State, life was challenging as a youngster. “I lost my father (Srinu) when I was very young. My mother went through a lot of hardship,” he exposed.
Fortunes altered for Dhanavath when he was picked for the Telangana Sports School in 2012. “As a 9-year-old, it was a little difficult for me. But my mother, who is a sweeper there, gave me the strength and confidence to keep going. I soon got attracted to weightlifting, thanks to Manikayulu Sir, and it is my passion now.”
After consistent efficiencies throughout the years, Dhanavath’s huge minute was available in the 2019 Khelo India Youth Games in Assam, securing a silver medal in the 73-kg classification. “That medal gave me the belief that I could win in big events.”
But the following huge program was also much better. Representing Osmania University, Dhanavath raised gold in the 81kg classification in the All-India University satisfy in Chandigarh in March thisyear “I was very confident of winning a gold in the event.”
Now, as component of the Telangana set for the Panchkula satisfy, Dhanavath is all prepared to win gold. “The performance at Chandigarh has lifted my morale. I am looking forward to the event.”
Coach Manikayulu stated Ganesh has the skill to win laurels in larger occasions. “The next 2 years are extremely crucial for him. He functions extremely difficult as well as has an intense future,” he stated.
Dhanavath intends to do it for his mommy.