Jitender Kumar (middleweight boxer)

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Jitender Kumar
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Born 1977

Jitender Kumar (born 1977) is an Indian boxer who has medaled twice at Commonwealth Games and represented India in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.[1]


Jitender Kumar hails from Bhiwani, Haryana.[citation needed] He was trained at Sports Authority of India facility in Bhiwani under coach Jagdish Singh.[citation needed]


Kumar represented India at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting with the middleweight category in the 2000 Olympic Games. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games he lost to John Pearce in the finals. In the 2002 commonwealth games, he lost to Oscar Williamson in the semi-finals.[2] In the national circuit, he fought in the heavyweight category as well. He was awarded the Arjuna award in 1999. Kumar qualified for the 2004 Athens Games by ending up in second place at the 1st AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Guangzhou, PR China. In the final he lost to South Korea's Song Hak-Seong.