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Powerlifter Gaurav targets Mr Olympia title

IANS  |  New Delhi 

After winning two gold medals at the European Championship, powerlifter has now set his sights on the Mr 2018 to be held in in September.

"It always feels great top win medal for the nation. For any it is an honour to represent and when the tri colour go high, you can't express that feeling," Gaurav told IANS.

Gaurav, who is also a 'mahant' (priest) in a temple in Chandani Chowk, has been training under for the past several years.

"Since my childhood, I always wanted to be a weightlifter. I used to go for training near my house. I was even selected for the sub-junior team. But after I met with an accident, I had to quit the sport. However, I later joined thanks to Bhupinder sir, who believed in me and made me a world champion in powerlifting," he added.

Gaurav had clinched two gold medals at Championships in England. Earlier in 2007, he had won for gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships in

Gaurav urged youngesters to avoid steroids and stick to natural diet to win medals.

"It realy hurts when I read that our athltese failed dope test in some events. They should stick to natural diets and avoid such power ehance substances," he said.



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First Published: Tue, July 31 2018. 21:08 IST