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Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya begins Queens Baton Relay in India

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Ravi Dahiya

Tokyo Olympics silver medal profitable wrestler Ravi Dahiya kicked off the India-leg of the Queens Baton Relay for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a symbolic run within the National Capital right here on Wednesday.
The Queens Baton for the Birmingham Games arrived right here on Monday.
“It feels great to be a part of the Baton Relay. My preparations for the Commonwealth Games are going on in full swing and I am confident of winning a gold in Birmingham,” Dahiya stated.
The Games are scheduled to be held from July 28 and August 8.
Unlike different version of the Games, this 12 months’s QBR might be held as a symbolic occasion due to the pandemic.
In Delhi, the QBR was attended by Indian Olympic Association officers, together with President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta amongst others.
Ravi Dahiya through the ceremony.
Also current on the event was British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis.
“I am delighted to be here at the start of the Baton Relay in India. The relationship between India and England is very good and sport is absolutely fundamental to it. It is 75th anniversary of India’s independence this year and I think sport is one thing that brings both the countries together,” Ellis stated.
“COVID has created all sorts of complications fro everybody since the last two years. Luckily cases in the UK has peaked and is likely to drop. India is very well prepared for this wave. I am hopeful about a very exciting Games in Birmingham.”
The QBR will subsequent be held in Bengaluru on January 14 and Bhubaneswar on January 15. It was additionally scheduled to journey to Ahmedabad on January 13 however that has been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The baton carries a message from Queen Elizabeth II of the UK.