Ace Indian boxer Satish Kumar etched his title in historical past by changing into the primary pugilist from the nation to qualify in Olympic Video games within the tremendous heavyweight class (91 kg and above). Satish certified for the mega occasion by defeating Mongolian boxer Otgonbayer Daivii unanimously on the Asian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers in March final yr.
The Tokyo sure boxer comes from a household of farmers. He hails from Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. Following the footsteps of his elder brothers, Satish joined Indian Military as a youngster and it was throughout his service days when he found his true discovering.
Satish picked up boxing and began his skilled coaching on the age of 19. He was initially skilled by the coaches within the boxing camp on the Kumaon Regiment and began competing on the nationwide stage on the age of 21.
In 2011, Satish grew to become a sensation within the boxing world after he bagged a Silver medal in his nationwide debut on the Senior Nationwide Boxing Championships. The occasion was held in Chennai. Nevertheless, after that, he suffered a grave damage and missed out on the chance to symbolize India in 2013 World Championship and 2016 Rio Olympics. He marked his comeback in 2018 with a bang by successful his first worldwide Gold medal on the Grand Prix Ustinad Labem within the Czech Republic. He adopted it up with a Silver medal in India Open Worldwide Boxing held in New Delhi.
Age – 32
Sports activities/Self-discipline – Boxing, 91 kg
Working Rating – N/A
First Olympic Video games – 2020 Tokyo Video games
Asian Video games
Bronze medal – Heavyweight in 2014
Bronze medal – Heavyweight in 2019
Commonwealth Video games
Silver medal – Heavyweight in 2018
Tokyo Olympics Qualification
Satish certified for the Tokyo Video games after defeating Kazakhstan’s Otgonbayer Daivii within the quarterfinal of the Asian Olympic Boxing Qualifiers within the 91kg tremendous Heavyweight class.
Satish Kumar missed the lately concluded Asian Boxing Championships 2021, which was held in Dubai, because of COVID-19. The ace boxer performed his final skilled sport in March final yr through the Olympic qualifiers. Satish bowed out from the marquee occasion after dropping to high seed and Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov, within the semifinals.
2016 Rio Olympics Efficiency
Satish Kumar missed the 2016 Rio Video games because of an damage.
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