Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Vijender Singh or Vijender Beniwal
Date of Birth (Birthday):
October 29 , 1985
Kalwas village, Bhiwani, Haryana
Hindi, Haryanvi and English
Professional Game: Boxing
Mahipal Singh Beniwal
World Amateur Boxing Championships in Milan - Bronze medal.
Beijing Olympic Games - Bronze medal
Commonwealth Games in Melbourne - Silver medal
Asian Games in Doha - Bronze medal.
Insight to Vijender's Life
Vijender Singh is the iconic Indian boxer who bagged Bronze medal in Beijing Olympics.He did his schooling in his village only and also received his bachelors degree in local collage in Bhiwani. He turned up towarsd boxing through coach Jagdish Singh, who appreciated his talent and took him to Bhiwani Boxing club. After his Olympics win, Vijender emerged as a celebrity & took part in ramp shows. His elder brother Manoj succeeded to enter into the Indian Army in 1998 with his boxing credentials & decided to support Vijender financially so he could continue his boxing training.
Award and Achievements
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2009).
- Padma Shri award in 2010.
- Top-ranked boxer in annual middle-weight (75 kg) category by International Boxing Association (AIBA).