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Simranjit Kaur


ABOUT
ABOUT

SportBoxing
Weight51 kg
StatePunjab
CategoryLightweight
Medal Record
2018 World ChampionshipsBronze
2019 Asian ChampionshipsSilver

Simranjeet Kaur is an Indian woman amateur boxer born on 10th July 1995. She hails from Chakra Village in Punjab's Ludhiana. Simranjeet Kaur is the 1st Punjabi woman to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.


Background


Simranjeet Kaur was born to Kamal Jeet Singh and Rajpal Kaur in Chakra, Punjab. She comes from a state that has produced Junior World Champion Mandeep Kaur. Simranjeet has 3 siblings – 1 elder sister and 2 younger brothers. Her 3 siblings took up boxing before she did.


Kaur was pushed by her mother Rajpal Kaur, herself a boxing enthusiast, to take up boxing, the way she did to her siblings. Simranjeet Kaur wasn’t enthusiastic about boxing, but instead, she was interested in her studies. Simran’s first boxing experience was when her elder sister took her to the ring.


After watching her siblings giving in their effort in boxing, she finally decided to give it a try. Her mother, Rajpal Kaur believes that for a good education a lot of money is required and that’s why she nudged Simranjeet to take up boxing. Simranjeet eventually fell in love with the game and enrolled herself at Sher-e-Punjab sports academy in her village. She would often train and spar with the boys at the academy due to the lack of girls from her weight category. That’s where Simranjeet’s journey began.


Rise to Glory


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Simranjeet Kaur’s 1st breakthrough came in 2011 when she won a Bronze medal at the 6th Junior Women National Boxing Championship held in Patiala. This gave her entry to the national camp in Visakhapatnam.


In 2012, Kaur had won 2 medals, a bronze and a silver at the Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship in Visakhapatnam and Junior National Women Boxing Championship in Patiala respectively. Simranjeet Kaur won her 4th medal at the national level by winning the bronze medal at the Senior Elite Women National Boxing Championship in Guwahati in 2015.

Simranjeet Kaur got her 1st international breakthrough at the Ahmet Comert International Boxing tournament in Turkey, Istanbul in 2018 where she won her 1st international medal by clinching Gold in the 64 kg category, defeating Sema Caliskan. Her compatriots Monika and Bhagabati Kachari too won their respective gold medals in the 48 kg and 61 kg. of the same tournament.


In 2019, Kaur won her 2nd International Gold medal at the 23rd President’s International Boxing Tournament in Labuan Baju, Indonesia.


Major Achievements


After accomplishing her 1st International Gold medal at the Ahmet Comert International Boxing tournament in 2018, later in the year, she won her 2nd international medal by winning Bronze at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in the Light welterweight category for India. She was part of a 10-member Indian squad led by women’s boxing legend Mary Kom at the event held in New Delhi, India.


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In 2019, Simranjeet Kaur clinched a Silver medal in the Light welterweight 64 kg category, losing to China’s Dou Dan at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. In March 2020, Kaur got her ticket to Tokyo Olympics 2020 after she settled for Silver after losing the final in the 57-64 kg lightweight category at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers held in Amman, Jordan.


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