Monday, August 18, 2008
Well, Akhil Went down fighting.Let's look at the others still in the fray.The best medal hope in boxing for india is Vijender Kumar.Check out this video, it gives a good picture of the Bhiwani boxing club.
Although he is a boxing champion, Vijender Kumar is an oddity in India, a virtual one-sport country where cricket is religion.The son of a bus driver who worked overtime to pay for his coaching, Vijender is India's unsung champion boxer.
"My blood boils when everybody goes gaga over cricket," says the 22-year-old, one of five boxers in India's modest Olympics contingent to Beijing this summer.More hereVijender Kumar interview Video on BBC about BBC(problem with firefox?.watch in IE)
Vijender is one of the new generation sports icon of india.He belongs to the new wave of sportmen in india, who are not content with winning an odd match here and there.He belongs to the generation which dreams big and works for it.This boxer with looks of a model's dream does not even stop with olympics.He dreams bigger than that.He wants to box in Madison Square Garden and he dreams of a day when Don king will be his promoter.He is on the way to achieving it.
Want to know how he has already won a bronze medal.check it out here.
Receiving the Arjun award from the president.
The District Administration had forwarded recently a plan to the State Government for setting up a boxing centre in Bhiwani, but Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had announced setting up a of Boxing Academy to mark the historic victory of Vijender Singh in the Beijing Olympics.More here
2008 Beijing olympics quaterfinals Aug 20
Vijender Kumar Vs Carlos Gongora Round 1
Vijender Kumar Vs Carlos Gongora Round 2
Vijender Kumar Vs Carlos Gongora Round 3
Olympics Round of 16 match on Aug 16th
Vijender Kumar Vs Angkhan Chomphuphuang Round 2
Vijender Kumar Vs Angkhan Chomphuphuang Round 3
Vijender Kumar Vs Angkhan Chomphuphuang Round 4
Videos from 1119sup
Sen, a heartfelt thanks for providing such a good link about Vijendra Kumar. One can trust BBC to come up with such a good story. i am linking this at Blogbharti again.
Thanks for a great post! Do you know how one can get in touch with either the Bhiwani Boxing Club or the Indian Boxing Federation?Post a Comment