Vikas Krishan Yadav : The Boxer

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Vikas Krishan Yadav : The Boxer 

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.

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 an employee of the Haryana State Electricity Board.

Vikas is currently competing in the middleweight category, the same category where Vijender Singh won an Olympic bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. As of September 25, 2015, Vikas is ranked 4th overall.