Vijender Singh


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Vijender Singh


Vijender Singh Beniwal is an Indian professional boxer and the current WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion from Kaluwas, Bhiwani district in Haryana. He was coached by the Indian Boxing Coach Jagdish Singh. At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, he won the Bronze medal. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he defeated Carlos Góngora of Ecuador which also garnered him a bronze medal—the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer. After this win, Vijender was given a number of awards, including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award—India’s highest sporting honour and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour. In 2009, he participated at the World Amateur Boxing Championships where he won the bronze medal. Vijender is the son of a bus driver with Haryana Roadways. In January 2010, Vijender Singh was awarded the Padma Shri for outstanding contribution to Indian sports.

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