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Vikas Krishan

Vikas Krishan Yadav (born 10 February 1992) is an Indian male boxer from Bhiwani district in Haryana, who won a gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games in the Lightweight category and a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Due to the ban on the Boxing Federation of India in 2015, Vikas competed at the Worlds and Asian Championships under the AIBA flag. Personal life and family Yadav was born in Singhwa Khas village in Hisar district. His father Krishan Kumar Yadav is an employee in the Electricity Department. In 1994 he came to Bhiwani along with his father, who was transferred to this city. In 2003, at the age of 10, Yadav joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club. Later, he received training in the Army Sports Institute at Pune. After his premature exit from the 2012 Olympics, Yadav took a year off from boxing and focussed on completing his education at the Kurukshetra University and his training with the Haryana State Police. Presently, Yadav is DSP in Haryana Police. His cousin, Vaibhav Singh Yadav is also a professional boxer. Career 2010 Asian Youth Boxing Championships: The 2010 Asian Youth Boxing Championships were held in Tehran, Iran during the month of March 2010. Yadav won his first international medal which was a gold medal at the tournament. 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships In the Round of 32, Vikas defeated Asadullo Boimurodov of Kyrgyzstan 16:8. He faced Magomed Nurutdinov of Belarus in the Round of 16 and tied the bout 10:10 but won because of last point scored. In the pre quarter-finals, he was up against Onder Sipal of Turkey whom he beat 14:7. In the quarter-finals, he faced Vasili Belous of Moldova and won 9:8 over him. In the semi-finals, he met Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine and lost 15:12 to him, earning him the bronze medal in the Welterweight category 2012 Olympics He was eliminated from the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the preliminary round, losing 13:15. 2014 Asian Games Representing India at the Games held at Incheon, South Korea, he won the Bronze Medal in the Middleweight (75 kg) category, after losing to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan, in the semi-final bout. His first opponent was Azamat Kanybek Uulu of Kyrgyzstan, beating him 3:0 in the Round of 16. His opponent in the quarter-finals was Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan whom he beat 3:0 to progress to the semi-finals.


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