GAURAV SOLANKI (52KG)
Date of Birth:21-1-1997
Place of Birth: Ballabgarh, Haryana
Coming from a humble village in Haryana, 22-year-old Gaurav Solanki has enjoyed an outstanding career ever since his foray. Solanki had a successful 2014 and 2015, winning the silver in the Commonwealth Youth Games but somehow looked to be struggling against European boxers.
However, under the watchful eyes of his coaches, with a lot of dedication and hard work, the Haryana lad has improved in leaps and bounds before making it to the elite athletes’ level. Today, he is a more wholesome boxer with all-round skills, endurance, strong mental strength, power and speed.
He beat his own countryman and India’s representative at the 2017 Hamburg AIBA World Boxing Championships boxer Kavinder Singh Bisht at the National Trials to make it to the Commonwealth Games squad and justified his selection by winning the gold in the 52kg category.
Solanki’s purple patch continued as he won a trial bout against top Irish boxers while the squad was in Ireland for an exposure trip and stamped his supremacy in the 52 Kg by winning the Gold at the Chemistry Cup in 2018.