Pinki Jangra

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Pinki Jangra
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Pinki in CWG 2014
Personal information
Full namePinki Rani Jangra
NationalityIndian
Born (1990-04-28) 28 April 1990 (age 29)
ResidenceHisar, Haryana, India
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing (48kg, 51kg)

Pinki Rani Jangra (Born 28 April 1990) is a flyweight Indian boxer from Hisar, Haryana. She won bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games[1][2]. She won gold medal at the President's Cup International Boxing in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, in 2015.[3][4]She won gold medals at the 2011 National Games of India[5] and the 2012 and 2014 National championships in the flyweight (51kgs) division. [6][7] She was the only Indian pugilist who bagged the gold medal at the Arafura Games[8]. She signed up with Sporty Boxing Private Limited, which is referred to as the commercial arm of the Indian Boxing Council (IBC), the licensing body for professional boxers in India. [9]

Pinki is known as Giant Killer due to her achievements in domestic competitions. She has defeated London Olympic Games Bronze Medalist & 6 Times World Champion Mary Kom in National Boxing Championship 2009 and CWG 2014 qualification trial, as well as 5 Times Asian Champion & World Champion Laishram Sarita Devi in National Games and National Boxing Championship 2011.[10][11][12]

Pinki represented India in Boxing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 51kgs weight category. [13] However, she lost to England's Lisa Whiteside in her quarterfinal bout[14].

Personal Life[edit]

Pinki Jangra was born on 28 April 1990 in Hisar, Haryana. She's the daughter of a homemaker Prem Devi and a Government official Krishan Kumar. She studied till 12th grade and reminisces her hobbies as dancing, playing and boxing. She was initially coached by Raj Singh and later switched to Anoop Kumar[15].

International Achievements[edit]

Year Medal Weight Competition Location
2018 Gold 51 India Open Boxing Tournament[16] New Delhi
2015 Gold 51 22nd President's Cup Open International Tournament[17] Palembang, Indonesia
2014 Quarter-Finalist 51 8th Women's AIBA World Boxing Championships[18] South Korea
2014 Bronze 51 XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland
2014 Silver 51 3rd Nations Cup[19] Serbia
2012 Silver 48 6th Asian Women Boxing Championship[20][21] Mongolia
2011 Gold(Best Boxer) 51 Arafura Games[22][23] Darwin, Australia
2010 Gold(Best Boxer) 48 India-Sri Lanka Duel Boxing Championship Sri Lanka

National achievements[edit]

  • All India Inter-Railway Boxing Championship, Bilaspur, Gold in Feb, 2015
  • 1st Monnet Women Elite National Boxing Championship, Raipur, Gold in 2014
  • All India Inter-Railway Boxing Championships, Agra, Gold in March 2014
  • 13th Senior Women's National Boxing Championship, Guwahati, Gold in Nov, 2012
  • 10th Senior Women National Boxing Championship at J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, Silver in October, 2009[15]
  • 34th National Games (Women Boxing), Jamshedpur, Gold in 2011[15]

District / State / Inter-Department / Zonal / InterZonal/ Federation Cup Records[edit]

  • Federation Cup Women Boxing Championship, Erode, Tamil Nadu, 2009[15]
  • N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championship, Nainital, Gold in November, 2009[15]
  • S.H.N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championship, Uttarakhand, Gold in 2010-11[15]
  • 9th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Panipat, Gold in 2010[15]
  • 10th Senior Women Haryana State Boxing Championship, Mehandergarh, Gold in 2011[15]
  • 7th Senior Women North India Boxing Championship, Himachal Pradesh, Gold in 2012[15]
  • 4th Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship, Vishakhpatnam, Gold in 2012[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CWG 2014, Day 9, Live Blog: Pinki Rani gets bronze in women's flyweight boxing". Zee News. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Pinki Rani biography". CWG official website. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Pinki Jangra strike gold at President's Cup Boxing".
  4. ^ "India clinch President's Cup boxing tournament ahead of 30 other countries".
  5. ^ "National Games: Haryana men and women dominate in boxing". Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "I want to win a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics, says Pinki Jangra".
  7. ^ "Pinki confident for Rio Olympics, 2016".
  8. ^ "'Best Boxer' award for Pinki Jangra in Arafura Games". Jagran Post. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  9. ^ "CWG medallist Pinki Jangra turns professional". The Hindu. PTI. 3 January 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 November 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ "Pinky Jangra shocks Mary Kom".
  11. ^ "I have beaten Mary Kom and that gave me confidence, says Pinki Jangra".
  12. ^ "Pinki Jangra punches out Olympian Mary".
  13. ^ "Indian Women Boxers Optimistic of Winning Medals at CWG 2018".
  14. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxer Vikas Krishnan assures medal; Gaurav Solanki, Manish Kaushik move to semi-final - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Indian Boxing Federation Boxer Details". www.indiaboxing.in. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Pinki Jangra enters final of India Open 2018".
  17. ^ "Pinki strike gold for India at President's Cup".
  18. ^ "AIBA WOMEN'S WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS JEJU 2014". International Boxing Association.
  19. ^ "Pinki wins silver medal for India at 3rd Nations Cup" (PDF).
  20. ^ "Pinki wins silver medal at Asian Women Boxing Championship".
  21. ^ "Pinki in semi-finals of Asian Women Boxing Championship".
  22. ^ "Pinki strikes gold at the Arafura Games".
  23. ^ "Pinki Gold at Arafura Games".