Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
Vijender had a difficult upbringing wherein his father drove buses to pay for his children’s education. He was inspired by his brother Manoj to take up boxing. Vijender underwent training at the Bhiwani boxing club under the guidance of coach Jagdish Singh.
His medals at the international stage include:
Bronze – 2006 Doha Asian Games
Silver – 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
Bronze – 2008 Beijing Olympics
Bronze – 2009 World Amateur boxing Championships Milan
Bronze – 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
Gold – 2010 Guangzhou Asian games
Silver – 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.