Date of Birth:10-2-1992
Place of Birth: Singhwa Khas Village, Hissar
Winner of the prestigious Arjuna award, Vikas Krishan Yadav was born in Singhwa Khas village and migrated to the city where he joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club. Later, he received training in the Army Sports Institute at Pune.
Vikas made his mark in the Indian boxing circuit when he won a gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games. It went on to become a defining year for the pugilist as he registered back to back gold medals in the Asian Youth Boxing Championships and the Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships.
In 2012, Vikas suffered a major setback that made him take a sabbatical from the sport for a year and a half. At the 2012 Olympics Vikas lost out to Errol Spence by two points. Vikas believed (he still does) he won his opening bout at the London Olympics against USA’s Errol Spence. Five hours after having been declared the winner of the bout with a result of 13:11, the result was overturned. The Bhiwani boy, 20 years old then, was so distraught, that he quit the sport for a year and a half. He returned to boxing again at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and commemorated it with a bronze medal win.
Vikas won Gold medal and was judged the best boxer at the 69th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria in 2018 and he finished his campaign with a Bronze medal at the 20th edition of the Asian Games
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