Bhiwani Boxing Club

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The Bhiwani Boxing Club in Bhiwani in the state of Haryana, India came to the limelight in 2008 as four of the five boxers who represented India at the 2008 Summer Olympics are from Bhiwani. Sports Authority of India coach and boxer Jagdish Singh has been credited with making the Bhiwani Boxing Club, or "BBC" as it is known locally, a powerhouse of Indian Boxing.

Among the 2008 olympians, Jitender Kumar (Flyweight) (51 kg) and Akhil Kumar (54 kg) went on to qualify for the quarter finals, while Vijender Singh (75 kg) won a Bronze medal. Kavita Chahal won 2 time Bronze medalist in world championship she is 4 time Asian medalist and 8 time national champion. Bhiwani is known as Little Cuba in India due to the large number of boxers who hail from the region.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Against the Odds: Vijender Kumar, BBC