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Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh was born on 29 October 1985 In a village named Kaluwas not far from Bhiwani in Haryana, India. His father worked as a bus driver at Haryana Roadways.
He graduated from Vaish College but boxing was his original passion. Vijender became a keen boxer from an early age and before long he decided to take it seriously enough as a career option. To that end, he started practicing at the famous Bhiwani Boxing Club and in 1997 won a silver medal at a national level sub junior tournament and three years later won the gold medal at the Nationals
Vijender Singh is an Indian professional boxer. He is the first Indian boxer to have ever won a medal at the Olympics. Singh was born in a poor family in a village in the state of Haryana in India but before long he became a boxing enthusiast and following the example set by his elder brother he started taking boxing seriously. Singh is a product of the now famous Bhiwani Boxing Club located in Bhiwani and is one of the most celebrated members of the club. He came into the limelight after performing commendably at the junior level and his senior career took off quite early when he won a gold medal at the Afro-Asian Games. Later on Singh won medals at the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne and followed it up with the finest 
 achievement of his career when he won the bronze medal in the middleweight category at the Beijing Olympics. In June 2015,

·  Singh was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009. It is the highest sporting honour given by the Union of India.
·  In 2010, Singh was awarded the Padma Shri.
·  He is the first Indian boxer to have won a medal at the Olympics.
·  He is the first Indian boxer to have turned professional. A professional is someone   who participates in privately hosted boxing competitions as an individual.



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