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Vijender Singh Biography

Vijender Singh Beniwal is Indian boxer who is well known as the first India boxer to win an Olympic medal, a feat he achieved in Beijing four years ago when he made a semi-final finish for a bronze medal. Vijender showed raw talent at a very young age and went through a refining process at the Bhiwani Boxing Club where he was coached by the Indian Boxing Coach Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu in professional boxing. Having won medals in different competitions at the national level, Vijender was picked to train and compete at several international level competitions such as the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. His moment of glory came when he was awarded a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 was the highlight of his career- his first ever Olympic bronze medal. In 2009, Vijender was felicitated with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Following his Olympic accomplishment, Vijender picked up a bronze at the 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships, a silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a gold at the the 2010 Asian Games. To top it all of, he was conferred with the Padma Shri title for outstanding contribution to Indian sports. Though he competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he was knocked off in the quarter finals.

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India to host Boxing World Championships in 2018 and 2021
India to host Boxing World Championships in 2018 and 2021
India will host the Men's World Championship for the first time.
It's time I get him down onto the ground, says Vijender Singh's next opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali
It's time I get him down onto the ground, says Vijender Singh's next opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali
The Chinese number one is confident he will knock Singh down. Is it overconfidence? Time will tell.
Ready to fight Amir Khan anywhere anytime, says Vijender Singh
Ready to fight Amir Khan anywhere anytime, says Vijender Singh
An epic battle on our hands?
The 'Indian Warrior' Pradeep Singh Sihag continues to challenge Vijender Singh
The 'Indian Warrior' Pradeep Singh Sihag continues to challenge Vijender Singh
He has also made some shocking claims regarding corruption by coaches in the country.
Amir Khan ready for a showdown with Vijender Singh
Amir Khan ready for a showdown with Vijender Singh
Amir vs Vijender on the cards?
Vijender Singh sends strong message to his next opponent
Vijender Singh sends strong message to his next opponent
Vijender Singh hopes to make India proud.
Indo-Australian boxer Pradeep Singh Sihag issues open challenge to Vijender Singh
Indo-Australian boxer Pradeep Singh Sihag issues open challenge to Vijender Singh
Known as The Indian Warrior, Pradeep Singh Sihag has won three major titles.
"My title is not going anywhere. On August 5th, I'll be wearing two belts," says Vijender Singh
"My title is not going anywhere. On August 5th, I'll be wearing two belts," says Vijender Singh
Vijender Singh is set to face Chinese No. 1 Zulpikar Maimaitiali in August.
Vijender Singh to take on Chinese No. 1 boxer on August 5 in title clash
Vijender Singh to take on Chinese No. 1 boxer on August 5 in title clash
The first ticket of the fight was presented to Sachin Tendulkar by Vijender himself at his residence.
Vijender Singh all set to battle China's number one in 'King of Asia' fight
Vijender Singh all set to battle China's number one in 'King of Asia' fight
The first ticket of the fight was presented to Sachin Tendulkar by Vijender himself at his residence.
11 Indian celebrities that WWE could bring in for their next show in India
11 Indian celebrities that WWE could bring in for their next show in India
A look at some of the celebrities that WWE could rope in for their next show in India.
Vijender Singh's next bout to take place in July this year
Vijender Singh's next bout to take place in July this year
The Indian has not featured even once in 2017.
Fighting Vijender Singh will be a step backwards in my career, says Amir Khan
Fighting Vijender Singh will be a step backwards in my career, says Amir Khan
He said that the fight will not be that big from a business point of view as Vijender is not as well-renowned.
WBO Oriental Champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali refuses to fight WBO Asia Pacific Champion Vijender Singh
WBO Oriental Champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali refuses to fight WBO Asia Pacific Champion Vijender Singh
Currently, Vijender Singh is training in Manchester under his trainer Lee Beard.
Vijender Singh to fight his next bout on April 1 in Mumbai
Vijender Singh to fight his next bout on April 1 in Mumbai
The Indian boxing superstar will return to fight in the subcontinent in April.
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