New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), which was grappling with the issue of finding a worthy contestant for Rio Olympics for wrestling and boxing events, has now found a savior in the form of a Delhi man.
The IOA today announced that Bobby Balwinder, a business man from Vasant Vihar, will be representing the country at the aforementioned events.
Speaking to Faking News the Chief of IOA Mr. Jagjit Arora said, “Yes it’s true. We have finally found some genuine talent in this country. Now we can be sure of getting 2 gold medals in Rio without a doubt.”
When asked to elaborate on how he managed to spot Bobby, Mr. Arora said, “A few days back while I was on my way to work and as usual stuck in a traffic jam at Lodhi road, I witnessed a road rage incident. I would have brushed it off as just another incident. But this man, who was part of the fight, caught my attention. His moves were like I have never seen before. Like a professional wrestler he managed to pin down a guy twice his size and just when I thought it would be a tough fight, he landed a punch below the chin and it was Game Over. I knew I found a boxer too.”
The IOA chief also recollected how things were different just a few months back. “We were struggling with finding quality athletes as part of our contingent. We attended Parliament proceedings and news debates to scout for talent. But who knew, road rage would come to our rescue,” a beaming Mr. Arora said, as other officials nodded in agreement.
Sources say that Bobby’s preparations for the event are in full swing. “Every day he drives around 6 kms across Delhi and picks up fights with random motorists to hone his skills,” said Coach Mika Bhalla.
For someone who was branded as a ‘serial road rager’, Bobby was become a celebrity for his neighbors. “We used to fight over parking space. I always knew there was a wrestler inside him somewhere. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that some of his success can be attributed to me, said Bobby’s next door neighbor.
The Olympic hopeful was however at his modest best when our reporter met him and chose to give credit to his wife instead. “If IOA officials think I am good, they should see Pammi. Remember the time when I was engrossed in chatting on my phone and she was angry with me for ignoring her. She hurled my Smartphone outside, which was later located 6kms away. If given a chance, she can do well in Shot-Put event at the Olympics,” Bobby said while speaking about his better half.
Meanwhile, the Govt. lauded Bobby and said that I was doing its best to support talent at grass root level. “Besides having dedicated boxing rings at traffic signals, we are also training traffic cops to act as referee so that it becomes easy and convenient for people who wish to fight,” said a senior official from Sports Ministry with a confident grin.