• Name : Vijender Singh
  • Age : 31
  • Height : 6' (182cm)
  • Sports : Pro Boxing
  • Hometown : Bhiwani, Haryana
  • Known for : Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Awards : Padma Shri, Gold medal in Asian Games, Silver in commonwealth

Vijender Singh

Biography

Vijender Singh a.k.a King Singh hails from Bhiwani, Haryana and had an excellent amateur boxing career before turning professional. Vijender has represented India in three consecutive Olympics, winning the bronze medal in Beijing in 2008. After turning pro in 2015, he has won 7 consecutive bouts, including 6 knockouts. He currently holds the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship title.

Achievements-

  • Participated in the World Boxing Championships at the age of 19
  • First ever Indian boxer to win a medal in the Olympics
  • Awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • Participated in three consecutive Olympics: 2004,2008 and 2012
  • Awarded the Padma Shree Award in 2014, which is the fourth highest civilian Award
  • Won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship title in 2016