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Sumit Sangwan (born 1 January 1993) is an Indian amateur boxer.

Sumit Sangwan
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1993-01-01) 1 January 1993 (age 26)
Shekhpura village, Karnal district, Haryana, India[1]
OccupationSportsman
Sport
SportBoxing
Event(s)asian championship 2017 silver
ClubBhiwani Boxing Club

At the 2012 London Olympics, he participated in the light heavyweight category.[2] Under controversial circumstances, he lost his bout to Yamaguchi Falcão Florentino.[3]

He is supported by Olympic Gold Quest.

Early life and careerEdit

Sangwan was born on 1 January 1993 in Shekhpura village of Haryana state's Karnal district.[4][5] He started his career at avery early age, picking up the gloves when he was only 11, at his uncle’s boxing academy in the village. He soon showed his mettle and went from the state levels to the national levels when he was only 16. After shining through the national levels by winning two gold medals, he came to the spotlight when he won the Gold at the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan in April 2012. He kept the faith of the national selectors when he qualified for the London Olympics after he was picked for the Olympic qualifiers over 2010 Asian Games silver medalist and Olympian Dinesh Kumar.

Sumit Sangwan represented India in the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty Kazakhstan.[6] He lost out to Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Championships.[7][8][9]

Sumit participated in the World Series of Boxing for American outfit USA Knockouts in 2014.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sharma, Nitin (12 April 2012). "Teens book London berths, India's Games boxing squad is largest ever at seven". The Indian Express. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ Sejwal, Ritu (12 April 2012). "Teenagers Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan qualify for London Games". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  3. ^ "London 2012 Boxing: Sumit Sangwan loses but India lodges protest". Indo-Asian News Service. NDTV. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Sumit Sangwan: Profile 2012 London Olympics". Zee News. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. ^ Lohumi, Bhanu P (2 August 2012). "Sangwan's Shekhpura village to boycott viewing of Olympics". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Tribune News Service. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  6. ^ Sangwan, Sumit. "Sumit Sangwan selected for World Boxing Championship, Kazakhstan". Times of India. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  7. ^ "India end campaign without medals for first time in 4 years". NDTV Sports.
  8. ^ "Indian boxers make history at World Boxing Championship". Times Of India.
  9. ^ "Indian challenge ends in World Boxing Championship". Times Of India.