Boxing in India

India has seen a lot of success in Boxing in the year 2009. With Vijender Kumar winning the first ever Olympic medal (bronze) for India in Boxing in 2008, Indian boxing got new enthusiasm and motivation in 2009, which led to some inspirational performances from the Indian boxers. The highs of Indian boxing in 2009 would include wining of men’s world championship boxing medal by Vijender Singh, Suranjoy Singh winning the first Asian Championship gold for India in 15 years, Thokchom Nanao Singh and Jai Bhagwar winning the silver medals etc.

The Performances

Name Medal Category
Asian Championship

Suranjoy Singh Gold 51 kg

Thokchom Nanao Singh Silver 48 kg

Jai Bhagwan Silver 60 kg

Jitender Kumar Bronze 54 kg

Vijender Singh Bronze 75 kg

Dinesh Kumar Bronze 81 kg

Paramjit Samota Bronze +91 kg
World Boxing Championship

Vijender Singh Bronze Middleweight
37th International Boxing Tournament “Chemistry Cup”

Suranjoy Singh Bronze 51 kg

Jasveer Singh Bronze 81 kg

Manpreet Singh Bronze 91 kg

Major Players

  • Vijender Singh
  • Suranjoy Singh
  • Thokchom Nanao Singh
  • Jai Bhagwan
  • Jitender Kumar
  • Akhil Kumar

Award Winners

Winner Award
L. Sarita Devi Arjuna Award
Mary Kom Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Vijender Singh Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Jaidev Bisht Dronacharya Award