|Full name||Benson Gicharu Njangiru|
May 3, 1985 |
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
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.
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.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he competed in the bantamweight division, losing to England's Qais Ashfaq in the semi-final.
- http://amateurboxingassociationofkenya.com/Benson.htm[permanent dead link]
- AllAfrica 2011
- "Benson Njangiru Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
- "Glasgow 2014 - Men's Bantam (56kg) Semi-final 2". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
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