"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 Delhi team. But after I met with an accident, I had to quit the sport. However, I later joined powerlifting thanks to Bhupinder sir, who believed in me and made me a world champion in powerlifting," he added.
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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