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 31)
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 in Delhi (at flyweight), a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (at bantamweight) and qualified for the 2012 Olympics (at flyweight). His occupation is police officer.[1]

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

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 for the Olympics anyway. At the 2012 Summer Olympics (results) he lost his first bout 16:19 to Egyptian Hesham Abdelaal.[3]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he competed in the bantamweight division, losing to England's Qais Ashfaq in the semi-final.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://amateurboxingassociationofkenya.com/Benson.htm
  2. ^ AllAfrica 2011
  3. ^ "Benson Njangiru Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  4. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Men's Bantam (56kg) Semi-final 2". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25.