Name- Deepak Kumar (52Kg)
D.O.B- June 9, 1997
Hometown- Hisar, Haryana
In 2008, Deepak was just an 11-year-old when he started boxing at the insistence of his uncle. His father was a constable by profession and his mother, a homemaker who also worked in the farmlands. Life was never an easy one. In 2009, due to dire financial constraints, young Deepak was forced to leave boxing as he couldn’t afford the expenses of diet and training which were a must to ensure he had a good physique and mental training.
While his dreams of becoming a boxer were almost over; his coach, Rajesh Sheoran’s help brought him back to the ring once again. In 2011, when everything seemed to move smoothly, Deepak was struck by a mighty blow as he fractured his right hand, something which became career-threatening.
Despite the downhill that boxing faced with a dearth of competitive tournaments, Deepak never gave up. He continued with training but in 2015, life threw in a fresh set of challenges for the pugilist. The financial crisis was something that continued to haunt him, so much so that the boxer had to work as a newspaper vendor to sustain himself.
In 2016 finally, there was some silver lining when e joined Madras Engineering Group, Bangalore and later that year, he also was selected by the Army Sports Institute, Pune. Since then, he has never looked back. His financial crisis was taken care of and his career saw an upswing.
- 2019: Makran Cup, Iran: Gold
- 2018: Senior National Boxing Championships: Gold