Growing up in Bhiwani, Haryana, Vikas Krishan Yadav began boxing at the age of 10. He began his training at the Bhiwani Boxing Club and later trained at the Army Sports Institute, Pune. Vikas has been a consistent performer for many years now & with Tokyo 2020, has joined Vijender Singh to become the only Indian boxers to quality for 3 Olympic Games.
Vikas won gold at the 2010 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship in both, Tehran & Baku. He also won bronze in the Summer Youth Olympic Games & gold at Asian Games that year.
He won bronze at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championship. Vikas’s pre-quarterfinals match victory in Olympic Games London 2012 was over-turned after the Americans protested. He took a break thereafter to complete his education & trained with Haryana Police, where he holds the rank of DSP.
Vikas won bronze in middleweight at 2014 Asian Games, silver at 2015 Asian Boxing Championships & was a quarterfinalist at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
He won his 1st gold at Commonwealth Games in 2018 & bronze at Asian Games the same year.
Let’s all cheer for Vikas while he prepares to represent India at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.