Blog by : Ipa Singh
The Ace – Vijendra Singh
“DECIDE. COMMIT. CONQUER.”
Vijendra Singh Beniwal, an Indian professional boxer was born on 29th October 1985 in Rewari, Haryana.
He is the first ever Indian to win a medal at Olympics in boxing. He is that iron rod, who has been beaten by time and moulded into an ornament in the crown of India. He is an extreamly humble human,and strives to be a perfectionist. His approach towards life is very simple. Even after achieving so much n life he stands without any greed and arrogance like any other ordinary being.
He belongs to a very poor family. His financial situation couldn’t stop him from making his dreams come true. He outlaws a myth that only rich people are entitled of glorious, wealthy, and a promising future. He proves that hard-work and dedication isn’t defines by your financial status, it is something an individual is born with and enhances his skill with it, in order to become a successful individual.
He became a boxing enthusiast by following in the foot steps of his elder brother, who himself wanted to become a boxer but got himself employed in the Indian army. Vijendera Singh also turned to modelling for part time to incur money. He is an example of what you can call “glory of struggle.”
He got his first recognition after winning a medal at state-level competition. Tthen led to the chain of success in sub-junior nationals in 1997 and 2000 by winning gold and silver medals. It was in 2003 that his career as a boxer took a shoot when he won a silver medal in the Afro-Asian Games. Commonwealth games (CWG) surely show some favour to him, the ones that were held in Delhi in 2010 proved to be really productive for him as he went on to grab a bronze medal followed by a gold in Guangzhou Asian Games.
Soon his boxing style, hooks, and cuts were compared and contrasted with Rocky in the Rocky film series. Since then he won a lot of medals along with some outings at some international events.
Undoubtedly vijender singh is a maestro in India. He is not only bringing the laurels in India but also woking hard to enlighten and guide the young talent in the field of boxing in India. He recently won the WBO asia Pacific super middleweight title after defeating China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali. He dedicated his win to India-China friendship at the time of tension between the two countries over the infamous Doklam issue which conveys the fact as a clear truth that he is also a responsible citizen of India.
He is the perfect role model whose footprints the new generation should follow in most of the aspects of life.