Amit Panghal

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Amit Panghal
Statistics
Weight(s) Light flyweight (49 kg)
Nationality Indian
Born (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 22)
Mayna, Haryana, India

Amit Panghal (born 16 October 1995) is an Indian amateur boxer. He won a gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in the light flyweight category.

Early and personal life[edit]

Panghal was born on 16 October 1995 in Mayna village of Rohtak district, Haryana. His father, Chaudhary Vijender Singh Panghal, is a farmer in Mayna, while his elder brother, Ajay Panghal, who works in the Indian Army. Ajay, a former amateur boxer, inspired Amit to take up boxing in 2007 at Sir Chhoturam Boxing Academy.[1][2]

As of March 2018, Panghal is a serving the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).[1]

Career[edit]

Panghal won the gold medal in his debut appearance at the National Boxing Championships in 2017.[3] He won the bronze medal in the light flyweight category of the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Tashkent in May 2017, and qualified for the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, where he was beaten in the quarterfinal by Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan.[4]

In February 2018, Panghal won the gold medal at the Strandzha Cup in Sofia.[5] He won the silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games in the light flyweight category.

In September 2018, Panghal won a gold medal in 2018 Asian Games, defeating 2016 Rio Olympics' gold medallist and the best boxer awardee of the Olympics, Hasanboy Dusmatov.[6][7][8]

On 11th September 2018, he was nominated for the Arjuna awards on recommendation by the Boxing Federation of India in view of his stellar performance in the Asian Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dhawan, Sunit (11 March 2018). "JCO from Rohtak makes it to Commonwealth Games". The Tribune. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer Amit Panghal could win medal at Gold Coast after breakthrough year". Firstpost. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ Sarangi, Y. B. (7 May 2017). "India puts up strong show in Asian Boxing C'ship". Sportstarlive. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ Gurung, Anmol (2 September 2017). "No medal but rich lesson for boxer Amit Panghal". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Strandja Memorial Tournament: Amit Panghal wins gold; Mary Kom, Seema Punia bag silver medals". Firstpost. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Asian Games Day 14: Indians in action". Sportstarlive. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  7. ^ "Boxing - Men's Light Fly (49kg) Final | Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang". Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  8. ^ Article in strugglingstory.com

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