Last Updated: 19 May, 2022 | Views: 101
Higher Education: Graduate
Net Worth: 4 crore (Approx.)
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About Vijender Singh Beniwal
Vijender Singh Beniwal is a well-known boxer and politician from India. He became the first Indian boxer to win a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He also won bronze medals in the middleweight division at the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 Commonwealth Games and silver medals in 2006 and 2014. Vijender attended primary and secondary school in Kaluwas before graduating from Vaish College in Bhiwani with a bachelor's degree.
In 2011, Vijender married Archana Singh. Abir Singh and Amrik Singh are their two sons.
In 1997 – Vijender first competed in the sub-junior nationals, winning a silver medal.
In 2006 – He won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
In 2008 – Vijender competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal.
In 2010 – Vijender won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou.
In 2014 – He won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Achievements and Awards
In 2006 – He got the Arjuna Award for Boxing.
In 2009 – He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
In 2010 – Vijender was honored with the Padma Shri for his exceptional contribution to Indian sports.
Vijender has also appeared in the 2014 Bollywood film Fugly.
Vijender had tried his hand at gymnastics as a child before taking up boxing but did not pursue it further and instead chose gloves. However, when one considers his options now, Vijender appears to have made a wise decision.