April 16, 2024

Unknown and Interesting facts about boxer Jitender Kumar.

Some of the unknown and interesting facts about boxer Jitender Kumar

 India has history of producing great boxers in the past. One such is Jitender Kumar, the Rohtak born lad has made the nation proud by bagging several medals at international level. As he turns 29 years old today, we discuss some of the interesting facts about this boxer from Haryana. Read: Top 5 sporting moments in Indian sports from 2017

  1. Jitender has represented India at international level in the flyweight category.
  2. He currently resides in Bhiwani, which is the boxing capital of India .
  3. He  won Bronze medal for India competing in Commonwealth games in 2006 held in Melbourne, Australia.
  4. Kumar came in limelight when he qualified for quarter finals of the Beijing Olympics 2008 along with Akhil Kumar (Bantamweight) and Vijender Singh (Super middleweight). Though only, Vijender went on to win his quarter final and further went on to clinch the historic bronze medal which was first medal in boxing at Olympics for India.
  5. He was coached by the legendary Indian coach, Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu.


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