Vijender Kumar

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Vijender Kumar (born October 29, 1985 in Kaluwas) is an Indian boxer. He represented India at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and became the first Indian boxer to ever win an Olympic medal, winning a bronze.

Amateur career

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he defeated England's Neil Perkins in the semis but lost to South Africa's Bongani Mwelase, who went on to win the gold. He went up a division and competed in the Middleweight (-75 kg) division at the 2006 Asian Games winning the bronze medal in a lost semifinal bout against Kazakhstan's Bakhtiyar Artayev 24-29.

At the second qualifier he won the tournament and qualified for 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009, Kumar won a bronze medal in the World Amateur Championships in the middleweight class.


Olympic games

2008 (as a middleweight)

World amateur championship results

2009 (as a middleweight)