Benson Gicharu

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Benson Gicharu
Personal information
Full name Benson Gicharu Njangiru
Nationality  Kenya
Born (1985-05-03) May 3, 1985 (age 30)
Nairobi, Kenya
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight
Bantamweight

Benson Gicharu Njangiru (born May 3, 1985) is a Kenyan amateur boxer who won Silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi and qualified for the 2012 Olympics. His occupation is police officer.[1]

In Delhi 2010 he beat Oteng Oteng but lost to local Suranjoy Mayengbam.

At the 2011 All-Africa Games Oteng won the rematch 10:8 and went on to win the title[2]

At the 2012 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament Oteng won the rubber match but Gicharu qualified anyway. At the 2012 Summer Olympics (results) he lost his first bout 16:19 to Egyptian Hesham Abdelaal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amateurboxingassociationofkenya.com/Benson.htm
  2. ^ AllAfrica 2011