Vijender Singh birthday: Of medals, records and life beyond the boxing ring

Vijender Singh birthday: Of medals, records and life beyond the boxing ring

India`s renowned boxing professional Vijender Singh carved a niche for himself in the world of sports in 2008. Vijender Singh became a household name after his achievements at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Vijender celebrates his birthday today, he turns 36. On this day, we bring out interesting trivia from his career graph, move to politics and films as well as his records and achievements in boxing as well as his life beyond the ring.

  1. Vijender Singh became the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal in 2008. He won the bronze medal at Beijing Olympics
  2. Vijender Singh bagged a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2009
  3. Vijender Singh has 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games
  4. Vijender Singh won a gold medal and a bronze medal at the Asian Games
  5. Vijender states Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are his biggest influences in boxing
  6. In 2011, Vijender Singh married Archana Singh. The couple have two sons
  7. Vijender`s elder brother Manoj had a huge role to play in the former becoming a boxer. He was of huge support and also helped to begin Vijender`s training
  8. Vijender Singh`s boxing record is 13 matches, 12 wins, 1 loss and 8 wins by KO
  9. Vijender Singh made his acting debut in the Bollywood film Fugly in 2014
  10. At the 2019 General Elections, Vijender Singh joined Indian National Congress and contested at the South Delhi constituency

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