New Delhi | Jagran Sports activities Desk: Greater than half a dozen boxers from India have certified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. One among them is Ashish Kumar, who hails from Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Ashish Kumar might not take pleasure in the identical standing in boxing as his fellow boxers like Amit Panghal or Mary Kom, however his punches positively pack the shock component. Collaborating in his maiden Olympics, Ashish Kumar wish to make a mark.
Ashish Kumar, who turned 26 on 18th July, was born in 1994 in a small village in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This Indian beginner boxer can do properly within the middleweight class. He has additionally gained silver medal in Asian Championship in 2019. His father Bhagat Ram is a farmer however has been a Kabaddi participant on the nationwide stage.
Ashish Kumar gained the silver medal within the middleweight class on the 2019 Asian Novice Boxing Championships in Bangkok. In March 2020, he reached the semi-finals of the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification event in Amman after which certified for Tokyo 2020 in the identical 12 months. Ashish Kumar goes to take part within the Olympics within the 75 kg weight class.
In the meantime, the Indian boxing contingent, which incorporates 9 boxers, seems to be in nice kind. Boxers have contributed a lot to India’s success within the two high occasions within the build-up to the Olympics.
In Might this 12 months, India bagged 15 medals (two gold, 5 silver, and eight bronze) within the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships that was held in Dubai. A couple of months in the past, within the Boxing World Cup in Cologne in December 2020, India completed with 9 medals, together with three gold medals.
That is the primary time that so many boxers have certified for India. Now it must be seen what number of of them return from Tokyo with medals adorning their neck.