Participants

Benson NJANGIRU

Benson NJANGIRU
    Boxing
Birth Date:  03 May 1985
Age:  32
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BOX Boxing Men's 56kg 9

Benson NJANGIRU - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 7 Apr 19:06
Men's 56kg Round of 16
Benson NJANGIRU
L
Peter McGRAIL
W
Finished

Legend

L: Lost
W: Winner

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 56kg 3
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 52kg 2

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 56kg R32
2012 London, GBR Men's 52kg R32

Occupation: Police officer (parentsafrica.com, 21 Nov 2017)
Languages spoken: English, Swahili
Position style: Orthodox (boxingkenya.org, 9 May 2017)
Injuries

Skipped the 2017 AFBC Continental Boxing Championships in Brazzaville, Congo, due to a shoulder injury. (the-star.co.ke, 27 Jun 2017)


Reason: Started boxing as a defence mechanism against big boys who harassed him. (parentsafrica.com, 21 Nov 2017)
Additional information

SELF-DEFENCE
Was always a target of bullying by the big boys in the slums. Started toying with the idea of becoming a boxer and joined an amateur training school. "I knew I would suffer if I didn’t defend myself and, scrawny as I appeared, I could throw a really hard punch. This turned out to be a hobby when I realised how hard my fist could hit." (parentsafrica.com, 21 Nov 2017)

SERVICE
Works in the General Service Unit at Kenya Police Service. (parentsafrica.com, 21 Nov 2017)

TOUGH UPBRINGING
Father died while he was young, leaving him and his two siblings under the care of their mother. Had to look for odd jobs to help his mother make ends meet. Dropped out of school and relocated to Qatar. "I stayed there for only one year and came back home - I found life in the Arab country not so rosy. Foreigners went through a lot of mistreatment and that was not the life I wanted." (parentsafrica.com, 21 Nov 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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