Participants

Vikas KRISHAN

Vikas KRISHAN
    Boxing
Birth Date:  10 Feb 1992
Age:  26
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  177
Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BOX Boxing Men's 75kg 1 Gold

Vikas KRISHAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 14:07
Men's 75kg Round of 16
Vikas KRISHAN
W
Campbell SOMERVILLE
L
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 14:49
Men's 75kg Quarterfinal 1
Vikas KRISHAN
W
Benny MUZIYO
L
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 20:46
Bronze Medal Event Men's 75kg Semifinal 1
Vikas KRISHAN
W
Steven DONNELLY
L
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:28
Gold Medal Event Men's 75kg Final Bout
Vikas KRISHAN
W
Dieudonne Wilfried SEYI NTSENGUE
L
Finished

Legend

L: Lost
W: Winner

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 75kg QF
2012 London, GBR Men's 69kg R16

World Championships
YearLocationEventRank
2017 Hamburg, GER Men's 75kg R16
2015 Doha, QAT Men's 75kg QF
2011 Baku, AZE Men's 69kg 3

Hobbies

Running, football (AIBA, 2017)


Occupation: Police officer (AIBA, 2017)
Education: Humanities at Kurukshetra University, New Delhi, India
Languages spoken: English, Hindi
Coach

NATIONAL: Gurbaksh Singh SANDHU (IND) (AIBA, 2017)


Position style: Southpaw (AIBA, 2017)
Reason: Started boxing to keep himself healthy at 11. ‚ÄúI was very thin and my father told me that I should be healthy, so he said I should start boxing and I liked it very much.‚Ä? (AIBA Boxing News, Jun 2010)
Ambition: "I want to build a momentum which carries me through. In 2019, when the Olympic qualifiers start, I want to be the first Indian boxer to qualify, so I get enough time to plan." (sportskeeda.com, 9 Aug 2016)
Hero: Olympic medallist boxer Vijender SINGH (IND) (sportskeeda.com, 9 Aug 2016)
Influence: His mother, Munni Devi (AIBA, 2017)
Additional information

LONDON 2012
At the London 2012 Olympic Games, he was knocked out of the preliminary round, despite initially being declared the winner. His opponent, Errol SPENCE (USA), appealed to the AIBA, claiming the referee failed to notice fouls. After the appeal was successful, India lodged a counter appeal, which failed. The case was then taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, where India's attempts again failed. (sportskeeda.com, 9 Aug 2016)


YEAR-OFF
Took a break from boxing for more than a year after London 2012, completing police training and getting married. "I was upset about what happened in London and needed to take time off from the sport. It was a relief that you could get up late in the morning and not worry about going to train." (sportskeeda.com, 9 Aug 2016)


AIBA FLAG
Owing to election corruption, AIBA suspended the Indian boxing body, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, in 2012. Due to this, he travelled and won medals at competitions without 'India' printed on his uniform. Has since competed at the World and Asian Championships under the AIBA flag. (sportkeeda.com, 9 Aug 2016)


PRO-BOXING
Planning to turn professional by the end of 2017, if the national federation keep the amateur doors open for him. "I want the support of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). If our BFI President is OK with the move, I will seriously consider it." (thehindu.com, 13 Feb 2017)


US INFLUENCE
Has been training in the United States with professional boxers, and worked with former USA boxing coach, Willie MOSES. (livemint.com, 7 Jul 2016; thehindu.com, 9 Jul 2016)


AWARDS
Received the 2016 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Best Boxer Award for his performances, including at the Olympic Games in Rio. (sportskeeda.com, 28 Nov 2016) Received the prestigious Arjuna award, India's second-highest sporting award, in 2012. (AIBA, 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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