“Boxing is an art”
Vikas Krishan Yadav
He is an Indian amateur boxer born on 10th February 1992 He is the second Indian after Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh to qualify for three Olympics. In 2012 he has been awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award.
He was born in Singhwa Khas village in Hissar District. He started training for boxing at the age of 10 by joining the Bhiwani Boxing Club. After some years he moved to Pune and did his training at the Army Sports Institute. Currently, he is serving in the Haryana Police as the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
In 2010 at Asian Youth Boxing Championship he won a gold medal in 69kg Middleweight. So, he won another gold medal at AIBA Youth World Championships in Baku, followed by the bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Singapore and a gold medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games.
At the World Amateur Boxing Championship in 2011, he won a bronze medal in welterweight.
The next year 2012 he went to Olympics at the London Olympic but was knocked out in the preliminary round.
At the Asian Games of 2014, he won a bronze medal.
In 2015 he clinched a silver medal in the middleweight category at the Asian Boxing Championship in Bangkok.
At the Rio Olympics in 2016 his second Olympics appearance he couldn’t win any medals as he lost in the quarterfinals round. so, he won a bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships in 2017.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, he won the gold medal in the middleweight category. He is the first Indian male boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. At the Jakarta Asian Games, he had to settle for a bronze medal due to a serious eye injury.
In 2021, Vikas will make his third consecutive Olympic Games appearance at the 2021 Tokyo.