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London Olympics: Boxing - Player's profile

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 02:02 IST

BOXING

Men's Light-Flyweight (49kg)

Devendro Singh

The youngster from Manipur notched the highest score of the World championship when he over powered his Mexican opponent Velazquez Joselito in the pre-quarter-finals and went on to book a berth to London.

His sister, a former boxer was his first coach and his inspiration. The pugilist was named 'Best Boxer' at the Federation Cup held in Goa in 2011.

Age: 20

Achievements

Gold:

Won three gold medals in the Junior National championships

Won gold medal at the Cuba Invitational tournament in 2008

Silver:

Won a silver at the 2010 Asian Junior Championship in Iran

Bronze:

Won a bronze medal at the junior National championships

Won bronze medal at the World Military Games in the US in 2010

Vijender SinghMen's Bantamweight (56 Kg)

Shiva Thapa

The 18-year-old is the youngest Indian boxer to make the cut for the London Games. The boxer from Assam is among the most intelligent boxers. Shiva, who picked the art from his elder brother Govind, is one of the most serious contenders for a medal at the Games.

Age: 18

Achievements

Gold:

Gold at European Grand Prix, Czech Republic in 2009

Gold in Hyder Aliyeve Cup, Azerbaijan in 2008

Silver:

Silver at World Junior Boxing, Baku in 2010

Bronze:

Bronze at Junior World championship, Korea in 2004

Bronze at AIBA World Junior Boxing, Armenia in 2009

Men's Lightweight (60kg)

Jai Bhagwan

The Haryana lad made it to the Games on the basis of his performance in the Baku World Championships in 2011.His experience is his potent weapon.

Age: 27

Achievements

Bronze:

Won a bronze (Lightweight) in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Men's Light Welterweight (64kg)

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar booked his London Olympic berth by reaching the quarter-finals of the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championship. The Haryana lad grew up punching on old bicycle tubes hung from walls. He is also into glamour, acting in a reality shows.

Age: 25

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold medal at YMCA tournament in 2004.

Won gold medal in the YMCA International tournament in 2007

Won gold in New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Bronze:

Won a bronze at Russian Junior International tournament in 2004.

Won bronze at the Asian Championships in 2007

Won bronze at the Czech Grand Prix in 2009

Men's Welterweight (69kg)

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Vikas Krishan has emerged as one of country's most talented pugilist. A success on the youth circuit, this Haryana lad is successful in brining the same success to his senior tournaments too.

From lightweight (60kg) he moved up to welterweight (69kg) category and sealed his ticket to the London Olympics by winning a bronze at the World Boxing Championships in 2011.

Age: 20

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold (Lightweight) in the AIBA World Youth Championships, Baku in 2010

Won Gold (Lightweight) in the Asian Games, Guangzhou, in 2010

Bronze:

Bronze (Lightweight) in the Summer Youth Olympics, Singapore, in 2010

Bronze (Welterweight) in the AIBA World Boxing Championship, Baku, in 2011

Nominated for Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2012.

Men's Middleweight (75kg)

Vijender Singh

The Beijing Games bronze medalist remains India's best medal prospect at the London Games. He was the first Indian boxer to win a medal at the mega event. The bronze in Beijing made him a national hero.

The handsome Haryana hunk has a desire to work in Bollywood movies. Walked the ramp and was part of many television shows.

Age: 27

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold (Middleweight) at Asian Games, Guangzhou, in 2010

Silver:

Won silver (Middleweight) at Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006

Bronze:

Won bronze (Middleweight) at Doha Asian Games in 2006

Won bronze (Middleweight) at Beijing Olympic Games in 2008

Won bronze (Middleweight) at Milan World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2009

Won Bronze (Middleweight) at New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

In 2007 was conferred the Arjuna Award

In 2009 was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

In 2010, the Padma Shree.

Men's Light-heavyweight (81kg)

Sumit Sangwan

This lad from Karnal, Haryana, made a sensational debut. He won gold in the Asian qualifiers, his first senior tournament, to secure an Olympics berth. He has the ability to rough it out against stronger opponents in the ring.

Age: 19

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold at the Youth National Championship at Visakhapatnam in 2010

Won gold at Senior National C'ships in Karaikudi in 2011

Won gold in the Asian qualifier for the London Olympics

MC Mary KomWomen

MC Mary Kom (51kg)

The chance to make a name at the Olympics might have come a little late, but Mary Kom is keen to carry forward her winning momentum. The five-time World champion is the only Indian woman boxer to qualify for the London Olympics.

The mother-of-two generally fights at light-flyweight (48kg) category but had to increase her weight make it to the flyweight (51kg), so that she can participate in the Olympics.

Age: 29

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold (Pinweight, 45kg) in the Women's World Boxing Championships, Antalya, in 2002

Won gold (Pinweight, 46kg) in the Women's World Boxing Championships, Podolsk, in 2005

Won gold (Pinweight, 46kg in the Women's World Boxing Championships, New Delhi, in 2006

Won gold (Pinweight, 46kg) in the Women's World Boxing Championships, Ningbo City, in 2008

Won gold (Light-flyweight, 48kg) in the Women's World Boxing Championships, Bridgetown, in 2010

Won gold (Flyweight, 51kg) in the Asian Women's Boxing Championships, Guangzhou, in 2012

Silver:

Won silver (Pinweight, 45kg) in the Women's World Boxing Championships, Scranton in 2001

Bronze:

Won bronze (Flyweight, 51kg) at the Asian Games, Guangzhou, in 2010



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